Emma S Davis | Celebrating 25 Years

7th June - 2nd July 2023

Emma S Davis’ debut exhibition at EAS is a celebration of her 25th year as a professional painter. We can’t wait to showcase her works for this momentous milestone 25 years on from her sell-out degree show in 1998.

Honouring Emma’s achievements, this exhibition showcases a broad range of her recent works. These are vibrant examples of Emma’s everyday scenes; capturing those striking, yet intimate moments that are recognisable to anyone who knows and loves Scotland’s dynamic landscapes. Some scenes will be especially familiar for those local to Broughty Ferry, with some brand new views to celebrate this very special exhibition.


Emma’s vibrant and distinctive mixed media paintings on gesso panels demonstrate a strong emotional connection with her subject. Her unique technique of weaving of paint, light, colour and mood onto textured surfaces result in a highly personal and often thought-provoking interpretation of special places or times. Her subject is mainly Scottish landscape and still life.

Emma studied contemporary art and painting for four years at the Glasgow School of Art and graduated in 1998 with a sell-out Degree Show, sales included pages from her sketchbook. From the time of graduating to today she has been working full time as an artist. Emma’s diary is filled with exhibitions and commissions from collectors worldwide. She has received many awards over the years including House for an Art Lover Award, Sir William Gilles Award, Miller’s Creativity Award and the Glasgow Art Club Award to name but a few.

She was the youngest ever winner of The Alexander Graham Munro Travel Award, which took her on an extensive tour of Italy in 2000. At the age of 23 she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the RSW diploma which she received from the Queen. A few years later she was also one of the youngest artists to receive the Paisley Art Institute diploma.