Emily Westwell

  "I completed a degree in architecture in Portsmouth University in 2013, having done an art foundation course at Epsom UCA. 

These courses inspire my work along with a passion for graphic design, travel and typography.

"I enjoy scouring antiques markets and architectural salvage fairs in search of original and unusual items to incorporate into my work or use as unconventional frames. I also collect ephemera on my travels which are a constant source of inspiration and play a part in my creative process.

I love using a broad range of colours and media, and am constantly experimenting with materials to find new and exciting ways of bringing life to my art. I often sand back rough painted surfaces to reveal previously laid colours or the natural texture of the material.

Recently I have been exploring line drawing in both monochrome and colour.

I have worked at Fanny’s Farm for 6 years and the endless variety of antiques, farm implements, plants, fruit and veg, and Fanny’s unusual collections provide me with a constant source of inspiration.

I live in Coulsdon, Surrey"

Emily Westwell