Emma Faull began her working life with the British School of Archaeology in Athens as an archaeological draughtsman and more recently has produced a book, Birds: The Watercolour Art Pad. She has exhibited worldwide and her paintings are held in many important collections, including the Audubon Society in America, The National Museum of Athens and over a dozen in the private collection of HM The Queen and HRH The Duke of Edinburgh.
This show marks twenty years of exhibiting with the gallery and includes a series of metalpoint works, a technique widely used in the fifteenth century using a sharpened metal rod, usually silver, to draw on a prepared surface. It is perfect for the modelling and lightness of bird plumage and she has used a variety of metals apart from silver, including gold, copper and brass. Also included are a number of indian ink and gouache resist works - please click the link below to view a video demonstration and step-by-step description of this amazing process.
The first week of the exhibition in Petworth (from 9th June) will be open by appointment, before normal gallery opening hours resume from 15th June. Works may also be viewed by arrangement at 19 Ryder Street, St. James’s London.