After working as a graphic and textile designer, Emma Gale moved from Sydney to the country to focus on her art practice. Since making a tree change, she has exhibited in several shows and won the Border Art Prize. Not surprisingly, given her career, she likes to focus on colour and texture.
Which five words best describe you? Quirky, inspired, energetic, dedicated, reclusive.
How did you get your career start and what path have you taken since? I have always wanted to be an artist, I always knew I would be. Always creating as a kid, always drawing.
What’s the best lesson you’ve learnt along the way? Follow your true instincts, follow your heart, follow your dreams.
What’s your proudest career achievement? Border Art Prize.
What’s been your best decision? Moving to the country.
Who inspires you? The world inspires me, colour, objects, people.
What are you passionate about? Art, travel, my family, interesting people and their stories.
Which person, living or dead, would you most like to meet? Frida Kahlo
What dream do you still want to fulfil? More travel, and being able to create my art for as long as I can. As Frida Kahlo once said, "The only thing I know is that I paint because I need to."
What are you reading? Children’s books, putting my son to bed!
images courtesy of emma gale