I have always been fascinated by faces.  As Degas once said  “we were born to look at each other after all”.   Although I hope to capture  the look and something of the unique air of each of my subjects, I am interested in something other than a mere likeness.  Francis Bacon called it the ‘emanation’ of his subjects.  While I am still in the process of developing an artistic voice and style, I think that what I aim to get at, with a freedom of brush-stroke, is the humanity that unites us.  Or as Cezanne said, if I approach each subject with as much empathy and sincerity as I can, then “the soul will shine out all over the place”.


            Issy Emeney

Portraits

Apart from music, art is also important to me, and over the last three years I have been  taking some time out of my musical life to study painting, and it seems natural to me as a folk musician that I am drawn towards figurative painting, specifically portraiture.


Please get in touch if you’d like to know more about commissioning a portrait.



Rosie

Oil on canvas

20” x 24”

Martha

Oil on Canvas

12” x 12”

Agnes

Oil on canvas

20 x 24

 
 


issy@emeney.com

01934 741551


Drawings and Etchings

Abstract