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©EmmaHames 2019

about

Growing up in rural Shropshire, England, I spent a lot of my childhood roaming the Stiperstones hills, painting and drawing. Surrounded by nature, it became a big part of my life, comfort zone and inspiration. Despite feeling most at home in the countryside and creative classes at school, I studied Environmental Science at University, where I could learn the Science behind the issues I could then explore through creative platforms.
 

After graduating I had the opportunity to travel, and one country I particularly fell in love with was Cambodia. Here I spent some time in an arts orphanage; teaching Art and English, and soon after I trained as a teacher. After qualifying I moved to the south of France, where I worked with students of all ages and backgrounds, from 3 year olds to adults. This taught me a lot about creativity in education and our relationships with the world; whether it was sketching garden drawings with nursery school children or discussing the future of overpopulation and green living with students at the Montpellier School of Architecture.

 

The process of creating is therapeutic; an end in itself, and I'm driven to use this passion in the exploration of social and environmental issues.

When I'm not in the studio I'm usually writing songs, reading or pondering life with a coffee by the ocean. 

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