Emily Sutton

Born: 1983
Place of Birth: North Yorkshire

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Emily Sutton was born in North Yorkshire and studied at Edinburgh College of Art and Rhode Island School of Design. Since graduating in 2008, Emily’s art works, sculptures and designs have been much sought-after. She had a major solo exhibition, Town & Country, at the Yorkshire Sculpture Park in early 2015.

“My work incorporates a love of pattern and detail and is strongly influenced by the landscape and creatures of my surroundings in the Yorkshire countryside, as well as all kinds of weird and wonderful objects found in museums and antique shops. A visit to the American Folk Art Museum in New York inspired an ongoing interest in folk art of all kinds, and I am also influenced by twentieth century illustrators such as Edward Bawden and Eric Ravilious, and the American lithographed children’s books of a similar era.”

Her love of observational drawing and eye for detail sees her transform the ordinary into the extraordinary and celebrate beauty in everyday objects and scenes. Her own home in York is a treasure trove, no surface is clear from personal relics found in antique shops, salvage yards or local car boot sales – these accumulated objects provide Emily with a constant source of inspiration which is both intimate and universal.The magical spin Emily bestows on the world has seen her much in demand as an illustrator. Emily illustrated the children’s classic Clara Button and the Magical Hat Day, for the V&A, which is now in its second edition. She has also worked with Faber & Faber, Penguin Random House and Walker Books.

  • Castello d’Emporda, Catalonia
    Emily Sutton

    Castello d’Emporda, Catalonia

    2017
    watercolour
    H:38cm W:52cm
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  • The Tropics, Edinburgh Botanics
    Emily Sutton

    The Tropics, Edinburgh Botanics

    2017
    watercolour
    H:51cm W:38cm
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  • Lily Pads, Edinburgh Botanics
    Emily Sutton

    Lily Pads, Edinburgh Botanics

    2017
    watercolour
    H:38cm W:51cm
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  • Banana Palms, Edinburgh Botanics
    Emily Sutton

    Banana Palms, Edinburgh Botanics

    2017
    watercolour
    H:51cm W:38cm
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  • Cardoons, Midmar Allotments
    Emily Sutton

    Cardoons, Midmar Allotments

    2017
    watercolour
    H:38cm W:48cm
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  • Lupins, Midmar Allotments
    Emily Sutton

    Lupins, Midmar Allotments

    2017
    watercolour
    H:38cm W:48cm
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  • Afternoon Sun, Midmar Allotments
    Emily Sutton

    Afternoon Sun, Midmar Allotments

    2017
    watercolour
    H:38cm W:48cm
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  • Swallow Tail’d Hawk
    Emily Sutton

    Swallow Tail’d Hawk

    2017
    watercolour
    H:27cm W:23cm
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  • The Painted Finch
    Emily Sutton

    The Painted Finch

    2017
    watercolour
    H:27cm W:23cm
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  • Still Life with Peacock Butterfly
    Emily Sutton

    Still Life with Peacock Butterfly

    2017
    watercolour
    H:27cm W:23cm
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  • Greenhouse, Midmar Allotments
    Emily Sutton

    Greenhouse, Midmar Allotments

    2017
    watercolour
    H:38cm W:48cm
    £995 framed
  • Goldfish from China
    Emily Sutton

    Goldfish from China

    2017
    watercolour
    H:27cm W:33cm
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  • Vegetable Plot, Catalonia
    Emily Sutton

    Vegetable Plot, Catalonia

    2017
    watercolour
    H:36cm W:64.5cm
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  • Emily Sutton
    Emily Sutton

    Emily Sutton

    2015