Emma captures the paradoxical vigour of fragile natural forms by letting her attention rest on delicate and often intricate patterns. She creates a sense of security as well as harmony in the natural landscape through her enveloping attention to the small forms that lie before us, and often overlooked, beneath our feet. Her visual language overflows with life, and the viewer’s eye hops from spontaneous flick of paint to a petal rendered with a fingertip, to absorb the freedom and care with which Emma engages with the natural world.
Alongside the vibrant paintings of Emma Rimer, the Project Gallery will present the work of Idun Eustace. An Abstract Expressionistic influence is discernible in her personal expression of the landscape of her childhood. Her work expresses a combined sense of spontaneity and conscious construction which illustrates her attitude to art;‘you don’t choose art, it chooses you. It’s something that I’ve always had in me…’. The viewer is invited by Idun’s subtle moderation of colour to engage with the artist’s enjoyment of the landscape, through moments of pleasing astonishment.