Trained as a Textile Designer, with an MA from the Royal College of Art, Emma Jeffryes always returned to her true passion - painting, which she used to both aid and inspire her textile designs. When Emma moved to St Ives, Cornwall in 1997, she threw herself wholeheartedly into producing painting collections inspired by the world around her.
18 years later, Emma is just as passionate about St. Ives and all things maritime. For Emma, her work is intimately intertwined with her experience of seeing it - it's extremely important for her to be out, soaking it up and she can spend hours absorbed by pure sea watching - the ever changing tides, weather, light and wave patterns.
The collection of vibrant prints captures the simple beauty of St. Ives Bay and Emmas passion for painting the colour and bustle of this pretty West Cornwall town.