Hailing from an artistic family, Emma Sheldrake has worked across a wide range of creative industries. Bold, striking, spontaneous and captivating, Emma’s works reflect the fact that painting liberates her passion and energy. Em’s signature style drips with seductive intent, blending figurative art with the mischievousness of Pop Art and the subtleties of eroticism. Bold colour combinations, daring brush strokes, irreverent drips and enticing eyes define the power of her images to seduce the onlooker.
Largely influenced by her experiences in the fashion industry, her works are commentaries on how beauty is reflected in the media, its mesmeric portrayal and obscured depths. The flawless beauty of her subjects seeps from the pages of stereotyped fashion magazines into an unbound representation of character, rich with personality and evocative imperfections.
Since her launch, Emma has had works in over thirty exhibitions throughout Australia and overseas, amongst those, Art Shanghai and Art Sydney. She is fast gaining recognition for her unique style of painting and is being sought after internationally. Emma entered the Archibald Prize for the first time in 2009. For 2010, Emma was delighted to paint Australia’s much loved comedy trio, The Kransky Sisters, in 2011 singer Erika Heynatz and in 2012 Pro fisherwomen, sharker and surfer Kim McKenzie & in 2013 Archibald finalist artist Dean Reilly.