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Studio news

All the latest news from my studio on the Gower Peninsula, Wales. If you would like to keep up to date with news, offers and be the first to access new paintings subscribe to my newsletter here.

February 2024

Royal Society of British Artists

I was absolutely delighted to be selected for the Royal Society of British Artists exhibition at the Mall Galleries, London. 

The exhibition runs from 29 February - 9 March.

You can view my painting 'Summer foliage - Dyrham I' on the Mall Galleries website.

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November 2023

Heart Research UK auction

I was honoured to have been invited to donate original paintings to the wonderful Heart Research UK art auction 'The HeArt Project', raising vital funds for this incredible charity. You can bid on a host of artworks from well known (but anonymous!) artists. Bidding closes on November 9th 2023.

September 2023

New print and card designs at Fortnum & Mason

I have been busy painting and gilding new print and card designs for the incredible Fortnum & Mason, all of which will be available in store and online in time for Christmas 2023. Some of these designs are already available to purchase here.

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February 2023

Prints stocked online at Fortnums

Very honoured to share that my limited edition prints are now available to purchase on the Fortnum & Mason website. These giclee prints are taken from my original paintings, some of which are available to purchase here.

December 2022

Christmas demo at Fortnums

I had a wonderful time at Fortnums iconic Piccadilly store, demonstrating how I paint and gild my prints and greetings cards. I was also asked to demonstrate at a fantastic Christmas event at the store, and had a fantastically busy few days!

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December 2022

Christmas cards for Fortnums

I was thrilled to be asked to create 6 exclusive Christmas card designs for Fortnum & Mason.Eeach 5 x 7" card is individually gilded by hand, and features a mix of botanical and traditional Christmas themes.

June 2022

Commercial painting commission

I was commissioned to create a series of 10 original botanical paintings to be used at a garden at the Chelsea Flower Show. I was honoured to create these small works, each measured 148.5 x 210mm.

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April 2022

Easter cards for Fortnums

I was thrilled to be asked to create 3 exclusive Easter card designs for Fortnum & Mason. Each 5 x 7" card was taken from my original watercolour paintings and featured an Easter Tapestry (left), a Daffodil and an ornate Easter egg.

April 2022

Demo at Fortnums

It was wonderful to return to Fortnums in Piccadilly to demonstrate my painting and gold leaf techniques, and to see my prints on display in this iconic store.

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March 2022

Exhibition at Mission Gallery

I was thrilled to be invited to exhibit solo on 'The Wall' at the beautiful Mission Gallery in Swansea. This is an incredible gallery which I have admired for a long time, so I was honoured to exhibit here.

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26 March - 7 May 2022

March 2022

Demo at Fortnums

I recently gave a watercolour and gold leaf demo at Fortnums flagship store in Piccadilly, London. It was wonderful to show how each of my prints and greetings cards are created, and I was so honoured to give this demo in such beautiful surroundings!

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January 2022

Fortnum & Mason x Emma Benz

I was recently approached by Fortnum & Mason to create bespoke hand gilded greetings cards based on 6 of my paintings. These cards are available in their iconic Piccadilly store and are exclusive to Fortnum & Mason.

November 2021

Exhibition at Mission Gallery

I am thrilled to have been selected for 'Gyda'n Gilled / Together' at Mission Gallery. A selection of my paintings and prints will be on display from 27 November - 08 January 2022.

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June 2 2020

The Times Newspaper Feature

My painting 'Berry Special' was selected for a feature in The Times newspaper to promote the Art on a Postcard Summer Auction.

Summer 2020

Art on a Postcard

I was honoured to have been invited to create 4 paintings for the prestigious Art on a Postcard Summer Auction, raising funds for the hepatitis C Trust. Previous artists that have taken part include Damian Hirst, Gilbert and George, Peter Blake RA and Grayson Perry RA.

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Summer 2020

Art for the NHS

Renowned perfumer Ruth Mastenbroek approached me to create 2 paintings for their new limitsd edition candles, from which 100% of the proceeds would go to Our Front Line charity, who give round the clock mental health support to NHS key workers.

January 2020

Tutor of Botanical Watercolour

I am thrilled to announce I am now the tutor of Botanical Watercolour at the Henley-on-Thames School of Art. I will be sharing my techniques for painting botanical subjects, all in the beautiful surroundings of Francis Bacon's former studio. Please see the School of Art website for more details.

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Winter 2019

Cambridge Contemporary Art Winter Exhibition

I was thrilled to have been invited to take part in the prestigious CCA Winter Exhibition. 3 of my paintings were included in this beautiful show.

Summer 2019

Oxfordshire Artweeks

Really pleased to say that I will be returning for my second Oxfordshire Artweeks. I have been invited again by my stockist 'That Lovely Stuff' in Watlington to be their 'artist in residence' for the 5 day event.

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