Emily Ball

Emily Ball trained at Exeter and Surrey Universities and is director and tutor of Emily Ball at Seawhite Studio. Her book Painting and Drawing People - A Fresh Approach was published in 2009.

Describe your approach to training?

I encourage students to take risks and experiment with their approach to creating images and their use of materials. I do not teach traditional techniques. I help students to push their work forward and find ways of refreshing, strengthening and expanding their methods of selecting and assembly of information to create work that is individual and exciting.

What inspires your own work?

The potential of paint itself as an expressive medium.
Qualities of light, space and movement in subjects such as my children learning to swim and being in the landscape.

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