I studied Art and Design for two years at Bath College for a National Diploma and I also studied in Plymouth for a three year BA Hons Degree in Illustration. During my final year I was awarded ‘Drawer of The Year’ - awarded by the tutors to the best drawer across the entire student base in art.
In 2012 I was given a Gold Award for Best Newcomer by the Association of Illustrators in their annual ‘Images’ competition. My entry was displayed in Somerset House in London and subsequently toured the country in an exhibition of all the winning entries. The work sold in London for a substantial sum of money.
The types of media I like to use are gouache, watercolours, pen and ink and sometimes, soft pastels and acrylic inks. I have always had an interest in animals and have drawn them all of my life. I like to emphasise the animals’ characters and physical features as much as possible in my work.
The gallery has original paintings and prints by Emma Haines for sale.