‘Portrait at Pride III’ - beautiful study of a woman’s face and neck that celebrates love and friendship. Her features and the planes of the face are painted in vibrant blues and greens with purple tones. Her eyes are closed as though she is lost in the moment or enjoying the sun on her face and she has the Pride colours painted on her cheek.
21.5 x 30 cm
acrylic on wood
Emily Kirby works and lives in Hove. Her work is influenced by the different places she has lived which include Zambia, Spain and New Zealand. Emily’s semi abstracted figures are often placed within scenes of nature. Her paintings are an exploration into colour and form. She uses combinations of layered block colours in her signature muted palette with pops of brighter colours to form her figures, often sculptural like. She has been described as ‘one to watch’ by Sky Landscape and Portrait Artist of the Year judge Kate Bryan.