Emma O’Hara is a visual artist based in Cork. Having studied at the Limerick School of Art and Design (LSAD), Emma has gone on to exhibit her work both nationally and internationally. In addition to her unique approach to painting and printmaking, her artistic practice has expanded recently to include ceramic work.
Emma’s most recent series of work, exhibited at Hang Tough Contemporary, contains paintings, prints and ceramic works which all showcase her vibrant and fantastical landscapes. A topic that has been prevalent in her work for some time now, her lush and colourful landscapes have gained new meaning and perspective set again the ongoing pandemic and our desire to immerse ourselves in exotic landscapes.
Emma, like so many other artists, was able to reassess and develop her artistic practice during lockdown. In particular, Emma began to experiment with new materials, namely ceramics. As a result of this time and drive to create new work, Emma has produced a series of floral and abstract vessels as part of this series of work.
‘One Who Walks The Clouds‘ is running from 19 August – 5 September 2021 at Hang Tough Contemporary.