Emma Faull British, b. 1956

Emma Faull began her working life with the British School of Archaeology at Athens as an archaeological draughtsman.

As a painter, Faull specialises in watercolours of birds, portraying ornithological detail as well as the immediacy of birds in the wild. Her work is often highly decorative and emphatically colourful.

 

Faull has held over twenty solo shows worldwide and has been exhibiting with the Tryon for over twenty years. Her paintings are in many permanent collections, including the Audubon Society in the USA and the National Museum of Athens. HM the Queen and the Duke of Edinburgh are keen collectors of Faull's work, possessing over a dozen of her paintings. 

Faull is a passionate conservationist, and this informs her art, with endangered species being well represented in her work. She lives in Jersey where she carries out work on endangered species for the Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust; she also returns to teach in Greece every year, and runs workshops on endangered species focusing on Aldabra in the Seychelles.

 

Emma has had numerous fruitful shows starting around 1998 at the Tryon Exhibition in London. She keeps on chipping away at endangered species for the Durrell Natural life Preservation Confidence in Jersey where she resides. Consistently Emma gets back to Greece to instruct, she is additionally running workshops on endangered species zeroing in on Aldabra in the Seychelles.

 

Emma would believe that in all their wonderful shapes and guises, birds are a constant and popular theme and a true manifestation of one's freedom to appear in murals. It's an obvious fact that street artists just happen to adore birds a lot, or perhaps Emma used to say that such an idea touches the main reason for which artists paint is freedom again.

 

She would ask this question: who hasn’t watched a bird take to the air and wondered just how it would feel? To have that freedom to see and witness the world from a different viewpoint, to cross borders and continents having no barriers is something we humans can only dream of, which is most probably the reason they are so common in the area of street art.

 

Emma Faul used to paint birds so often because she was an advocate of her idea of believing in the representation, depiction, and displaying of different cultures and aspects of the world through birds and their paintings. She would say this many a time "Of course birds represent many things in many cultures, from birth to death and from the spiritual awakening to the agonies of life, but unfortunately, we the artists celebrate the bird as a sign of freedom within street art.

 

She had blessed many art galleries, museums, and a plethora of online websites with her mesmerizing works. People of the 21st century cannot take their eyes off but will have to praise, and learn from. They are for all the ages, for all the people.