Ramsgate artist Emily Tull is exhibiting her work at Nice Things in Harbour Street.
Emily started hand stitching artworks nine years ago. Since then, she has exhibited internationally, regularly in London, and across Kent in group and solo shows. Recently winning a Kent Creative Award for Visual Art she has also been a finalist in the Winter Pride Art Awards (2015), and selected for the Royal Academy’s Summer Exhibition, Mall Galleries, Ruth Borchard Self Portrait Prize.
She has also been a contestant in Sky Art’s Portrait Artist of the Year 2014.
Emily says inspiration comes from many sources, including Lucien Freud, Francis Bacon, Curiosity Cabinets, ripped wallpaper, Egyptian tomb paintings and the Pre-Raphaelites.
The work covers a range of subjects based upon everyday life and literature. Since 2011, she has used wildlife imagery to experiment with fabrics, predominately British species. but inspiration also comes from curiosity cabinet displays and her mother’s bee collection. Emily is striving to close the gap to what is deemed ‘craft’ and what is art.
The exhibition can be found in the gallery at Nice Things, 19-21 Harbour Street, Ramsgate, from November 29 until December 12, and will include a mix of wildlife and portraiture thread paintings.