Fine artist Emma Doig is a figurative painter who mainly produces large scale oil paintings. Her expressive work combines technical skill with great energy, resulting in fleeting images of the body in movement. From within each painting emerges a multitude of experimental contouring and paintwork; the inner becomes the outer through intuitive mark making. Her work derives from a personal compulsion to feel unbound from confinement.

“I see transition as a relatable experience as everyone goes through a shift at some point. Whether this is an emotional or even physical shift, I communicate these ideas through the illusion of fixed motion or fixed state of being. The figure is captured in mid-air, a mix of colour, turbulent yet serene. Emotions are captured in a flux of movement, yet they are fleeting. Each mark in itself is an imprint of self-expression”.

Emma graduated from DJCAD in 2014 with a BA(Hons) Degree in Fine Art. We were delighted to feature her work in our highlight ‘Best of Scottish Art Schools Grad Show 2014’. She has exhibited throughout the UK and New Zealand.

For more insight into Emma’s working life as an artist, check out our Q&A with Emma Doig here.