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Looking Up Quadtych by Emily Finch

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Looking Up Quadtych by Emily Finch [2021]

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Oil Paint on Canvas

Image size: H:100 cm x W:30 cm

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:100 cm x W:30 cm x D:4cm

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Looking Up Quadtych is a selection of paintings that are part of a series called Look Up Trees. Emz spends time with trees daily to help her mind heal from PTSD in 2021. She has 'grown' over 140 trees in oil paint and digitally on her ipad. The mindful painting process she's established helps her to recognise and work through some difficult emotions. She's currently working on ways she can share these tools with others through a mindful sketching practice. Each piece measures 100cm x 30cm x 4cm as a collection they measure 100cm x 120cm x 4cm. Looking up through horse chestnut leaves when I’m feeling confused [2021] This painting of the sun shining down through Horse Chestnut tree leaves onto the shady ground of Emz's local woods, was painted the day she learned a new word. Komorebi. This is a Japanese word that means just that - the sun shining through layers of leaves. Emz spent a long time trying to describe the feeling of looking at the sun through leaves..something she's been in awe of since a child. Just to know that there's a word for it, helps her feel less confused about the world. Looking up through birch leaves to calm my busy mind [2021] This young Birch tree is growing up next to a much bigger Birch on the common opposite Emz's house. After reading 'Finding the Mother Tree' by Suzanne Simard, Emz learned the amazing scientific discoveries she made about 'Mother trees' and how they look after their young by sharing carbons, sugars, water and warning signals through the Mycorrhizal fungi networks between their roots. This young birch is the best example Emz found of the maternal nature of trees - this young birch clearly being nurtured by its much larger mother. Witnessing this maternal nature, and spending time contemplating how wonderful these trees are, have helped to calm the noise in Emz's mind. Looking Up through white blossom when she feels lost [2021] This is a painting of a blossom tree on the route Emz takes to her daughter's nursery. Each spring, she watches the buds of the tree bloom and bring forth these incredible pink blossoms. The day she painted this tree, Emz stood under the fragrant blossoms and listened to the incredible sounds of the bees busy on their special mission. It was the perfect moment of pause before picking up her brushes. Looking Up through the tallest pink tree to the future [2021] This is a painting of a blossom tree on the route Emz takes to her daughter's nursery. Each spring, she watches the buds of the tree bloom and bring forth these incredible pink blossoms. The day she painted this tree, Emz stood under the fragrant blossoms and listened to the incredible sounds of the bees busy on their special mission. It was the perfect moment of pause before picking up her brushes.

Emz Finch, Artist, Painter, Emz has always been hugely inspired by the natural world, growing up on a farm in Wiltshire, South West England. At school, Emz was the art scholar and pushed the boundaries of what was possible in terms of scale and ambition for her art projects with her art teachers, making sculpture and installations which were deeply conceptual. At the age of 18, Emz became disabled overnight after a failed hip replacement and was left in a wheelchair. The decision was taken to abandon her dreams to go to art college, so she obtained a degree and went on to have a successful career in the City and then in TV, career highlights including working with David Attenborough on 7 productions. Emz found her painting again after her daughter was born in 2017. She embarked on a foundation at the London Fine Art Studios and won a scholarship to the Creative Visionary Programme in 2019. After hosting a sellout open house that same year, Emz spent the 2020 lockdown painting a series called #GreenLondon, celebrating the green spaces all around her in London. The paintings from this series were exhibited at my local David Lloyd gym at Raynes Park during COVID restrictions. Since 2020, Emz also has an active commission book selling gifts of landscapes that could not be visited during lockdown – these paintings helped people celebrate love, commemorate deaths and remember family time that was much missed. Since March 2021 Emz has been growing her forest of trees in memory of the losses, she suffered during the COVID-19 pandemic. She aims to use this work to raise awareness about mental health, miscarriage and how spending time in nature can really be the most healing thing we can do for ourselves. She is shortly to release her Mindful Forest Sketching initiative. To discuss any of Emz's work please contacts Deborah at deborah@wychwoodart.com or call 01869 338155.

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