Emma grew up in Barnes, west London and now lives in Hertfordshire. In 2021 after 40 years of working in the NHS first as a nurse and then a GP, she retired to dedicate time to her passion of painting.
Art took a back seat until she was in her forties when she joined a local art group run by art tutor Martin Smith. Martin initially encouraged her to hone her drawing skills and after a few months, let her loose on paint.
She bought her first few tubes of oil paint, some brushes, a canvas board and has been painting ever since.