Emma Lawrenson is a British printmaker. She lives and works from her farmhouse studio in the Yorkshire countryside.
After studying for an M.A in printmaking at the Royal College of Art in London, Emma describes it as an experience that has shaped her life ever since. She has gone on to exhibit and sell her work all over the world.
The techniques and formal qualities of printmaking have always fascinated Emma, and her work is an engagement with the process, where she is passionate about craftsmanship.
‘The process of screen printing and the time it takes to build up a final image is what holds the beauty of a piece; it’s a fundamental part of its soul. My prints may look ‘designed’, but are often rather intuitively and organically made. It’s a nice way to work, capturing a moment; a feeling I have at the time and just going with it.’
Emma’s work ultimately emerges by intuition, her style is minimal and peaceful, and she is passionate about colour, which is always very carefully considered. She loves walking, photography and travel; where anything from the smallest shape, shadow, pattern, texture or colour can trigger an idea.
‘I strive to create something beautiful and understated in my work, and I have always been drawn to work that feels calm’.
Her work has appeared in many magazines including ‘Vogue’, ‘House and Gardens’, ‘Art Review’, ‘Country Living’, ’25 Beautiful Homes’ amongst others. She has even had work on film and television sets in America with Universal Studios.
1996 – 1998 Royal College of Art, London MA Printmaking
1992 – 1996 University of Reading BA Fine Art
I exhibited work for the fourth time in five years at the at the Royal Academy summer show last year, two of the prints are available here.