ART HOUSES + CAFES
Three artists who came together during lockdown to support each other remotely across the Firth of Forth, the water being the link between them while they were physically separated. They are delighted to ‘assemble’ together to share our work.
Emily’s work is made using chalk pastel, pen, pantone and water-colour. All her work was done in lockdown - local Portobello scenes across all seasons, weather, day and night. Some were inspired by local photographers.
At the start of lockdown some flowers sent by an old friend inspired me to draw them – and then to keep drawing. Moved by the land and seascape on my locked down doorstep and nurtured within the creative supportive bubble of Portobello, I shared drawings with family and friends remotely connecting with people near and far. Building on my technical professional background (Landscape Architect) I released the deeper desire to capture the more magical and ethereal elements of the land I love. I observed the seasons changing and weather’s double gifts of calm and storm. My drawings are from the local environment of Portobello (with one trip to my Yorkshire roots in July). I draw what I love and try to convey this love with every stroke. Sometimes inspiring, comforting and magical but other times sinister, forbidding and lonely- reflecting the range of emotions I felt during lockdown.