Signed and dated (on verso): Emma Williams 2010
Titled (on verso): Peonies and Limes by the Tower
Ex. coll: Thompson Gallery, Aldeburgh, Suffolk, England 2010; to private collection, CT.
Emma Williams paints in the Modern British vein, using a flattened perspective. Her wonderful sense of color, pattern and decoration is similar to the older generation of renowned British artists Mary Fedden, Winifred Nicholson and Alfred Wallis. Trained as a print textile designer at Huddersfield University, she pursued a career in textile design before turning to painting full time. Cornwall, a coastal county which was the locus of the Modern British movement, inspires many of Williams’s paintings as does the Suffolk Coast. Peonies and Limes features the iconic tower at Aldeburgh. Aldeburgh is famous for its’ summer music festival started by Benjamin Britten and Peter Pears in 1948.