Emma Doyle – “Decadent Days” – October 2011.
The Icon Factory launched Emma Doyle’s exhibition “Decadent Days” on Friday 30th of September. Despite the horrific downpour that night, many people came along and enjoyed Emma’s colourful and charming take on the fashion and art of the 1920′s!
Emma is a self-taught artist from Bray in Co. Wicklow. She started sketching and painting from a young age, gradually moving from paper to canvas boards. She now uses stretched canvases, with acrylic paint being her chosen medium. Her major influences are Gustav Klimt and Van Gogh amongst others. Colour plays an important role in her work. She likes to start by painting light shades and gradually adding more intense colours. Her work is mainly based on a stylised version of the human figure.
She has previously exhibited her work at Java Coffee Shop in Galway, The Whole Shooting Gallery & The Signal Arts Centre in Bray, The Icon Factory group show and The Library in Bray.