Born in Southampton in 1982, Emma Richardson is a pioneer of contemporary abstract art. Primarily working with oil, acrylic and charcoal, she typically creates large-scale paintings on canvas that are both visceral and evocative.
Heavily influenced by painting masters including Francis Bacon, and the drawings of Hans Bellmer, Richardson’s paintings exploit the medium to explore the nature of the human form, whilst making use of the physical quality of the medium against the rough texture of the linen on which she often works.
Since graduating with a BA in Fine Art (Painting) from Wimbledon School of Art in 2004, Richardson has split her time between her fine art practice, and performing in the band, Band Of Skulls.
She currently lives and works in her hometown.