At almost 80 years old, Violet Emsley is the oldest artist working in the Venture Arts studio and creates artwork in print, textiles and paint. She has historically worked more in textiles, with a piece being exhibited at The Whitworth in 2022, as part of A Modest Show (the collateral programme to British Art Show 9).
As her eyesight has worsened, Violet prefers to work more intuitively with paint and colour. The development of her work has resulted in these freely expressive prints and paintings that use layering of colour and texture to great effect.
Two of Violet’s paintings featured in the YESS LAD exhibition, which ran at TJ Boulting during Frieze London in 2022, and as part of the National Festival of Making in 2023.
Royal Society of Sculptors, Dora House, London, SW7 3RA.
9th Oct 2023 - 24th Nov 2023
The Gallery of Everything,
4 Chiltern Street, London.
3rd Sep 2023 - 1st Oct 2023
TATE LATE | The Hand That Makes The Sound
Tate Liverpool, Royal Albert Dock Liverpool
Liverpool L3 4BB
15th Sep 2023 - 15th Sep 2023
We are delighted when people want to commission work from us and our artists. This can either be as a group project or an individual artist creating one of their unique pieces for you.