Emily Dewsnap

Emily Dewsnap

Leeds, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom

About Emily Dewsnap

I'm a freelance artist, based in Leeds, and mainly work in acrylic, gouache and soft pencil, applied with delicate brushstrokes, bold palette knives, heavy graphite and smudgy fingers.

Born within the wild hills of the northern Peak District, I began painting and drawing at a very early age and was a regular entrant to the Derbyshire Open Art Exhibition. When working for leisure, my pieces focus mainly on figurative subjects with dark, brooding and occasionally erotic interpretations.

I primarily work on commission, which means I have developed a broad range of styles to suit customers’ needs. From pets to family members, precise buildings to abstract countrysides, delicate fairies to valiant superheroes and much more, I'm eager to take on any challenge and add my own twist.

I've never formally studied art. I've been painting and drawing as long as I could hold a pencil or paintbrush and I've just developed myself organically. I had my first paid commission at the age of 16 and haven't stopped creating bespoke pieces since. I have exhibited at Buxton Open Art exhibition, and at various small galleries and pubs around Yorkshire.