Emma Tweedie Art
Atmospheric and evocative depictions of wild Irish landscapes and shorelines.
Emerging artist Emma Tweedie creates modern, Irish landscape art. She works between rural Northern Ireland, where she grew up, and her south-west London studio. Her semi-autobiographical, abstract works channel her responses to nature and its calming effects. The finished results feel contemporary and dynamic. But also firmly rooted in and inspired by the natural landscapes, seascapes and townscapes of her native homeland. Her colour palettes reflect those she finds in nature including as lichen green, sea and sky blues and turf browns.
The originals, captured beautifully in this Irish landscape art print edit, were created from mixed media with a focus on sustainability. Emma prioritises water-based and non-toxic ingredients. She is also interested in textiles and is a keen ‘up-cycler’. Hence, she uses secondhand materials wherever possible, in her paintings and collages. These might include old newspaper, packaging materials, vintage fabrics, such as Irish linen, and even used coffee cups. Emma is inventive with her ‘artist’s toolkit’, employing an eclectic variety of materials and techniques to achieve the desired result. Items such as pine cones, bracken, sticks, homemade brushes, textiles and clay paint number amongst those she has used to bring her original artworks to life.