EMMA BEARDSLEY MURRILLS Biography
Emma Beardsley Murrills was born in Bristol, England in 1980. She now lives in Fife, Scotland with her husband.
Emma became interested in creating artwork of her own following a trip to Czech Republic in 2003, where a street artist drew her portrait. She was inspired to have a go herself and found that she had the ability to capture people’s likeness’ in pencil. Having discoverend this new talent she attended an evening class on portraiture. Since then Emma has expanded her subject matter to include animals, architecture and flowers. She has also experimented with different media, such as acrylics and pastels, which she finds the most versatile. In 2004, Emma received her first commission – a pastel portrait of James Barron & Rachel Peacock, British National Senior Ballroom Champions.
In 2007 she entered a couple of her pieces into a small exhibition held in a local town hall. Following this in March 2008 she joined her mother, Brenda Beardsley in their own exhibition called “Art in Contrast” which showed a wide range of work by both artists. She is continuing to work on commissions and pieces that are of interest to her.
In January 2012 she enrolled on a photography course to learn how to use a DSLR camera. She is now building a portfolio of photographs from shoots and continues to capture images of interest for use in her art as well as accepting commissions.
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