Emily Brooks

An artist, printmaker and mountain enthusiast based in the English Lake District, I mostly work in relief printmaking and constantly inspired by the landscapes I immerse myself within.

Usually, just a brief moment or a passing glimpse triggers a desire to create. Each experience is held, allowing it time to develop as a memory and I begin working once the memory has settled.

Sometimes, the landscape I'm recollecting is familiar, and I sketch directly from memory. Other times, I'll draw a scene from life using the sketching process as a tool to embed memory, continuing in the studio without referencing the original sketch.

The most enduring aspects of any scene are consequently the ones that feature most prominently in my work; a larger than life mountain, a simplified pattern, exaggerated negative spaces - all linked by the desire to cherish and share the lived connection between the landscape and the viewer.