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.