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Emma's new collection has taken a new departure, influenced by Matisse, Picasso and Ivon Hitchin these new works are alive with colour.  The colour defines the space and though not abstract, they create strong and intriguing images to the viewer.  Her work is held in various Private collections in London, France and New York , and has been installed in Claridges Hotel, The Oceanic Building, Trafalgar Square and the Centre of Arbitration in Singapore.


Emma Hartley creates ethereal contemporary images. She portrays the atmosphere, the light (perhaps spiritual) that the ordinary eye senses, but rarely differentiates from more representative perspectives. Her paintings (featuring landscapes, people and abstract concepts) draw the viewer into the world of feelings, emotions and instincts. This world is accessible and appealing and still gently challenging.

Emma’s paintings reveal the drama and beauty of reality, through the surreal lens of emotional perception.

Emma lives and works in Hampshire and France.


2005-2009   Winchester School of Art, BA (Hons) Fine Art


2016   Nominated for Columbia Threadneedle Prize at The Mall Galleries

2017   Nominated for National Open Art Prize

2017   Selected for Ing Discerning Eye Prize at the Mall Galleries


8th - 20th November 2022  ‘Currents', Oxmarket Contemporary, St Andrews Court, Chichester PO19 1YH

12th - 17th October 2022  ‘Currents', Gallery @Oxo, Oxo Tower Wharf, Bargehouse Street, London SE1 9PH

2021  ‘SUBTEXT 2', Gallery @Oxo. London SE1

2019   ‘Jeopardy', Gallery @Oxo. London SE1

2018   ‘Jeopardy’, Brompton Road Gallery London SW5

2018   ‘Exemption’, Menier Gallery London SE1

2017   ‘Escape’, Gallery @Oxo. London SE1

2013   ‘Half-truth’ The Gallery in Redchurch Street, London

2010   ‘Hinterland’ The Shed Gallery, Hampshire


8th - 30th October 2022  Hampshire Art Fair, The Old Grain Store, Winchester, nr Stockbridge SP11 7LF

June - Dec 2022  Athertongreenart Summer and Autumn Shows, Farrington Place, Alton, GU34 3EH

2021  Atherton Green Gallery Christmas Show, Farringdon Place, Church road, Upper Farringdon, Alton, Hampshire

2021   ‘Hartley Noble’  Affordable Art Fair, Battersea Park, London SW11

2021   ‘As Small As A Melon’. The Stable Gallery, Hampshire

2021   ‘Fresh Start’  Muswell Hill Gallery, Hornsey Rise, London N8

2020   ’Subtext’  Gallery @ Oxo, London SE1

2018   ‘No time like the present’, Portchester

2018   ‘Revealed’, Cornwall

2017   ‘Castles in the Air Poland’,Schloss Lekow, Poland

2016   ELLIPSE SHOW at Remise Galerie, Berlin, Germany

2016   ELLIPSE SHOW, Angelika, High Wycombe

2016   ‘Small is beautiful’ Candida Stevens Gallery,Chichester, West Sussex

2015   ‘The Windows Are Illuminated’ at The Embassy Tearooms

2014   ‘Edward Barnsley and Landscape’ Bedales Gallery, Hampshire

2013   ‘Line’ Muse Gallery, Hampshire

2013   ‘Libero’ The Gallery at no 1 Paget Street, London

2013   ‘Pure’ Pure Gallerie, La Garde Freinet, Var, France

2012   ‘Sedici Group’ The Shed Gallery, Hampshire

2012   ‘F9’ Chocolate Factory Gallery, London

2012   ‘Catherine Porter’ AAF Battersea, London

2011   ‘My Sentiments’ Hawkley Gallery, Hampshire

2011   ‘The Summer Show’ Gallery One, Hampshire

2011   ‘Luminescence’ Hawkley Gallery, Hampshire

2011   ‘Connections’ Paintworks, Bristol

2011   ‘Catherine Porter’ AAF Battersea, London

2010   ‘ONessence’ The Rag Factory, London

2010   ‘Octet’ The Gallery at no 1 Paget Street, London

2009   ‘New Contemporaries’ Fairfield Gallery, Hampshire

2009   ‘National Trust Exhibition, The Mill, Winchester

2009   ‘BA Fine Art Show’ Winchester School of Art

2008   ‘Christmas Show’ Courtyard Gallery, Hampshire

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