Paul Emsley Retrospective


Shadows. Black chalk and pencil drawing.

Head study. Chalk drawing.

Figure reclining. Chalk drawing.

Seated Girl. Chalk drawing.

Study for Bulldog. Chalk and Pencil drawing.

Cola. Black Chalk and Pencil drawing.

Paul Emsley has been selected as the 2012 Wordfest Artist and the exhibition, curated by Amanda Botha, runs alongside the US Wordfest programme. The retrospective exhibition pays tribute to this highly esteemed artist who has dedicated the last 36 years to perfecting the art of drawing and painting.

“Emsley’s art can be divided into 5 periods, each marking a distinct shift in style. Most recently he has become known for his unmatched life-like renditions of animals, landscapes, faces and flowers. In 2007 his large-scale oil painting of Michael Simpson won him first prize at the BP Portrait Awards; Michael Simpson was then exhibited in the National Portrait Gallery (London).” – Brundyn + Gonsalves

US Woordfees/Wordfest Artist 2012, Sasol Museum, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch.

2 March – 21 April

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6 thoughts on “Paul Emsley Retrospective

  1. What I saw at the 2012 Wordfest boggled my mind beyond comprehension and explanation – I can just say WOW! Incredible!

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