Emma Jeffryes

Trained as a Textile Designer, with an MA from the Royal College of Art, Emma Jeffryes always returned to her true passion - painting, which she used to both aid and inspire her textile designs. When Emma moved to St Ives, Cornwall in 1997, she threw herself wholeheartedly into producing painting collections inspired by the world around her.

For Emma, her work is intimately intertwined with her experience of seeing it - it's extremely important for her to be out, soaking it up and she can spend hours absorbed by pure sea watching - the ever changing tides, weather, light and wave patterns.