Emma studied Fine Art, History of Art and Education at Homerton College, Cambridge qualifying with a B.Ed Degree. She then went on to teach A Level Art and Design at Kingston Grammar School for 4 years.
More recently Emma has benefited from the teaching and encouragement of the highly acclaimed Robin Child and David Tress which has allowed her to develop a new style and confidence. She has also drawn inspiration from her shared experience with the Rosvik artists.
Emma's semi abstract energetic landscapes and still life paintings have a wonderful flow and rich texture to them. Her brushstrokes and use of colour encapsulates the English countryside with a renewed and outstanding beauty.
During the last few years I have really started to enjoy ‘paint’, the experience of colours, making a harmonised palette and learning how to place them in a free and exciting way – Emma Haggas
“Emma has that rare ability to turn what she sees into a work of personal insight. Such a gift is a rare quality to possess as it is the necessary force that lends the work distinction and grips the observer’s attention and interest. Increasingly in her work, it is the dynamic of movement that excites the eye and this emotional hold draws one in to explore the picture and to respond to its meaning. It is her excitement to paint that gives her work its emotional appeal and give the forms and colours their compelling interest” – Robin Child.