emma pyle

I am a visual artist working primarily in painting and drawing. I focus on aspects of memory, nostalgia, and ordinary life through watercolour, acrylic, oil, and pencil crayon. My work features elements of abstraction in tandem with small realistic studies, playfully blending mediums when I feel like it. Memory comes into my work through lived experience and connection to place, whether that connection was tangential or long-term. Using collaged materials to connect experiences together allows me to revisit particular moments in time which otherwise would be left to fade. My favourite things to paint are birds, and I am inspired by fruit, folds in fabric, rocks from the beach, and sad music.

Peter Rabbit Series (2022)

Oil on Birch Pannel, 36″ x 48″

Untitled (Barnacles) (2020)

Acrylic on canvas, 40″ x 30″

Bright Spot (2021)

Oil paint, acrylic, pastel,

pencil crayon on wood board, 36” x 48”

Untitled (Memory) (2021)

Oil paint, acrylic, pastel, pencil crayon on woodboard, 40″ x 30″