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One Hundred Mini Paintings Project by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

One Hundred Mini Paintings What?? I hear you say, well yes that's exactly what I'm up to in between larger products over the next week months. I'm making these A5 & A4 paintings on canvas for two very important reasons. Composition Exploration So just really discovering what works best in the way I arrange colour on the canvas and what shapes they make to the painting as a whole. It's very easy to just focus on the detail in my work rather than the work as a whole. After all what's the first thing some ones going to see -- ...Read More

About me and my background – part three by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

In January 2017 I left my job of 14 years! It was like a massive weight had been lifted off my shoulders, I knew an art career was going to be the toughest thing I could of ever have chosen to pursue but I had to do it. It was always in me to make it happen. I was just terrified to take that leap but had finally done it! I spent the first five months exploring a bit whilst spending time enjoying time with my beautiful little man, trying to make up for the first few months of his- ...Read More

About Me & Why I became an Artist – part two by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

But it never happened.....I ended up training to become a retail manager, bought a home at twenty one and got engaged to a lovely man (but the relationship didn't last long) although I was grateful for a home which I kept and run by myself for the next seven years. But then I was stuck struggling to keep my home running on my own with no money or time to keep my art going I was always so tired. I needed to carry on with my job in retail & get promoted, so during this time Painting was a hobby- ...Read More

My background and why I became an artist by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

Growing up in the Somerset countryside, surrounded by beautiful rich landscapes, my home as a child was situated right next to fields of blackcurrants, corn and cattle. A small village in south somerset which also had a country park an a quarry of Hamstone that was less than an hour away from many beaches and juarrissic coastlines. Looking back I feel this was taken for granted as a child but I appreciate it more and more as an adult. My connection with art and nature has always been strong one because of this so organically my expressionist paintings incorporate this- ...Read More
still life, Flowers in a vase 80 x 60 cm acrylic on canvas by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

This Week @Emily Duchscherer Kirk Art

Good Afternoon Ladies and gents, Just a quick update on what's going on this week and a sneak peak into this month. Can you believe it's February already?   In the Studio So this week I'm working on two small abstracts with a bit more of a natural colour palette, except GOLD, yes my gold obsession continues this month. I think it just brings a bit of extra specialness, if that's really a word. The other two paintings small paintings I'm hoping to complete in the next week are flowers in a vase canvases based on a still life I- ...Read More

My Journal for January 2019 by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

So, what can I say about the last month, it's been fantastic, 2019 has been an amazing start for me as an artist. I completed my biggest commissioned painting so far which was a exciting, I love a challenge and this piece was certainly a big one. I have also began to develop my skills concentrating on techniques to create organic forms whilst combining expressing human emotion, we are organic after all. On a personal note I have been focusing on planning to create a great work & life balance, whilst also beginning my plastic free journey in my home.- ...Read More

Merry Christmas to you all ……

AND WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR. Good Morning,  In exactly a weeks time we will all be celebrating the most important things in our lives, Family, friends and our fellow men and of course Jesus if you are a person of the  Christian faith. Religious or not I feel the meaning of this special day can be carried through out the new year and beyond.... As many of you will know many of my paintings express empathy, trying to show the beauty in humanity and nature. In these uncertain times, it's sometimes scary to think what the future- ...Read More

Independent Small Business Directory FREE PLAN

Hello there, If you've never been on my website,  Let me introduce myself, I'm Emily I've been painting for 14 years. Last year I quit my job in retail to concentrate on a my art career. Since I have become self employed I've realised how hard it is to promote & reach a large audience on a tiny budget. But making a successful living doing what I love is my goal. As many other Independent makers I use social media daily to promote my work.  However it is becoming harder & harder to reach customers without spending money that I- ...Read More

Independent Business Membership

It's been a crazy week for me setting up the website & getting my studio ready for Somerset open studios starting on the 15th. Thank you to everyone who has become involved in the directory in the first few days. So, if you haven't checked out the website here's the link  I feel that many small businesses working together as one is much more powerful than a big business paying left, right and centre for search engine positions & social media adds. We already have an audience that follows us, With every post we make we find more, so if- ...Read More