Born in England in 1961, Emma Dunbar graduated in 1984 with a BA(hons) in Fine Art Printmaking from West Surrey College of Art and Design. Since then she has worked full time as an artist and exhibited throughout the UK. Emma's paintings have been internationally reproduced as greetings cards, posters, limited edition etchings and even fabric designs. What excites her about making pictures is trying to capture the essence of a place, or a thing rather than worrying about visual accuracy. She is attracted to vivid colours and the decorative qualities in everyday objects. Daily dog walks, holidays and even trips to the supermarket provide inspiration. Landscapes, new seasons, sometimes just colour combinations, bright green grass against a blue grey sky or shapes of moored boats in a harbour, patterns on packaging all get her going. Fabulous bunches of flowers on a flattened table are frequently all Emma needs and she is regularly purchasing new mugs for the next painting!