Emma Hopwood(McAdam-Marmont)

Emma has always been a passionate artist. At 18, Emma graduated school with a Photography Scholarship, which assisted in her enrolment at Elam, School of Fine Art in Auckland where she focused her attention on sculpture and mixed media.

For more than a decade, Emma has worked as a part time artist and full time in advertising, more recently, as a Television Producer at Ogilvy. Loving the creative process in advertising, Emma loved working in a team and bringing ideas to life however felt torn between her day time advertising role and her night time passion for art.

In 2016, Emma and her husband Struan took the plunge and left their Melbourne advertising lives to move to Daylesford and paint full time.

Today, acrylic and spray paint fill her canvases, using tools such as pallet knives, spatulas and sponges. It is a love for texture and motion which guides Emma in her work to finish with a piece that has layers and movement.

 

Working in collaboration with photographers and models, Emma loves to constantly build on her style and bounce ideas around with other creative minds.

 

Always seeing life through a cropped lens, she loves the tension that can be captured when working with high contrast and an interesting crop of the body. She measures her work as a success based on guiding the eye effectively to an interesting body part or curve, and it lingering there.

The nude body of work Emma has selected to exhibit captures curves, close ups and skin, inspired by sensual boudoir portraits. Her suit series focuses on figures in suits, either relaxing after the work-week or ready for their next meeting. The aim of this series is to capture a personality or mood without giving you everything. Emma looks to create mystery in every work, leaving the viewer wanting more.

What a day XL
155 x 128cm
Acrylic on canvas
Raw Oak frame
$3,300
The Nixon
95.5 x 128cm
Acrylic on canvas
Raw Oak frame
Sold
All about you
152 x 91cm
Acrylic on canvas
Unframed
$1,290
Peaches & Green
126 x 96cm
Acrylic on canvas
Raw Oak frame
Sold
Ficus Elastica Night
96 x 126cm
Raw Oak Frame
$1,490
Ficus Elastica
96 x 126cm
Raw Oak Frame
$1,490
What a day series
Limited edition Fine art print.
Archival ink on 310gsm Ilford smooth cotton rag.
42 x 59.4cm (A2 size)

$250
Sunday best, blue
Limited edition Fine art print.
Archival ink on 310gsm Ilford smooth cotton rag.
42 x 59.4cm (A2 size)

$250
Emerald suit:Phantom series
Limited edition Fine art print.
Archival ink on 310gsm Ilford smooth cotton rag.
42 x 59.4cm (A2 size)

$250
Whiskey & wine series
Limited edition Fine art print.
Archival ink on 310gsm Ilford smooth cotton rag.
42 x 59.4cm (A2 size)

$250
Midnight nude series
Limited edition Fine art print.
Archival ink on 310gsm Ilford smooth cotton rag.
42 x 59.4cm (A2 size)

$250
Goldie
90 x 120cm
Acrylic on canvas
Unframed
Sold
Moons, Junes and Ferris Wheels
79 x 105cm
Acrylic on canvas
Oak floating Frame
$1,100
Madi
84 x 110cm
Acrylic on canvas
Black floating Frame
Sold
Emerald suit - Phantom series
90 x 120cm
Acrylic on canvas
Unframed
$1,200
Teal Taser & Burgundy Blazer
94 x 128cm
Mixed media on canvas.
Framed in Painted Oak
Collaboration between Emma and Struan Hopwood
$1,490
Ascot Gold
94 x 128cm
Acrylic on canvas.
Framed in painted Oak
$1,490
Sunday Best, Blue
94 x 128cm
Acrylic on canvas.
Framed in painted Oak
Sold
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