Emerson Mayes

'The work splits itself into what at first glance may seem two very distinct areas... that of the landscape and the life that we share that landscape with. However, their similarities are many: when working on either subject my reasons (and hoped for outcomes) are the same - that of capturing a 'direct response' with an integrity to both the subject and the media used.

That media also splits into to main processes, that of paint and printmaking. Again, although they seem very different each feeds into each - always informing and always enquiring.

​The finished results will not change the world, or make political comments - but that doesn't mean to attempt to define and describe the world that surrounds me is any less justified today as it has been throughout art history. If it creates a small amount of joy in any viewer, then I really do think that is reason alone for me to carrying on creating it.'