Emma Blyth’s love of Australia is obvious, and this has seen her travel much of it camping out of the back of a ute with a sketchbook in hand. The outback inspires her with its unique colours, remoteness and wildlife; from the waterfalls and brolgas of the Kimberley, to the rock art and billabongs of Kakadu, cockatoos flying over spectacular gorges in Litchfield, the turquoise bays of the Daintree, Cape York and WA’s southwest. The Western Australian lifestyle inspires her to utilise large brush strokes and vibrant colours to portray a range of Australian scenes.
Emma’s fun and simplistic style of art stems from her love of life on the road.
“There is nothing like camping on a river under a boab tree surrounded by brolgas, bush turkeys and cockatoos. Whistling kites hovering in the smoke of our campfire. Barramundi jumping as my man catches a mud crab and cooks it on the coals for dinner. I love capturing the simplicity of life in this unique part of our country on canvas.”
Emma has had a passion for art for as long as she can remember, when she would sit on the lounge room floor with her Dad and she would try to impress him with her colourful scribbles. Emma studied graphic design before setting up a design business in 1991. The popularity of her art through business projects led her to commit to full time artistry in 2001, which she has been doing ever since.
Emma believes she has been lucky that what she loves doing and is passionate about, seems to resonate strongly with viewers of her art. As a result, she has been asked to paint many pieces, both in private collections and commercial applications, such as artworks throughout the rooms at Seashells Resort, promotional posters and merchandise for the annual Mandurah Crab Fest and paintings for the Waters and Rivers Commission.
Exhibitions of her works have been held around Western Australia. Emma has also been able to use her art to contribute to a range of worthwhile community projects and charities, such as Telethon, Royal Flying Doctor Service and the Peel Health Campus.
Culinary delights, sail boats, sunbaking beach babes and Australian wildlife all feature strongly throughout Emma’s work and romp across the vivid canvasses with a sense of fun and liveliness.
Made in Western Australia.