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Looking Up Through Cherry Blossom to Reflect by Emily Finch

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Looking Up Through Cherry Blossom to Reflect by Emily Finch [2021]

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Oil on canvas board

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

Complete Size of Unframed Work: H:30 cm x W:30 cm x D:0.3cm

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This painting is 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.

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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