Emily trained at University College Falmouth and and exhibited in Cornwall for several years before returning to where she was brought up in Bollington Cheshire. She is a lecturer as well as a painter and divides her time depending on exhibitions.
"My paintings are not meant to be completely representational - more a record of how it feels to be somewhere at a particular time. I like to explore the expressive potential of paint rather than being concerned with stark realism."
She uses a range of media from traditional acrylics and oils to recycled DIY products, which help to capture atmospheric qualities in a landscape. She often stitches and folds the canvas before painting or drawing. She often works on her artwork by scraping, sanding, stencilling, spraying, splattering and washing the work to build up layers of texture and colour.
The result is work that has colour and energy that is conveyed in a subtle and beautiful way.
Art by Emily Mugridge
Winter Corn Stubble, Adlingon II
water mixable oil, texture paste, acrylic on box canvas
Red Barn, Rainow
water-mixable oil paint, acylic and emulsion on box canvas. This piece is ready to...
A Burst Of Light Over Red Wharf Bay
A lively and chaotic interpretation of Red Wharf Bay in North Wales.
Autumn Afternoon At Llanddona Beach
A wonderfully energetic composition utilising autumnal burnt oranges and terracotta.
Emily juxtaposes the old with the new in combining Manchester's architecture with the...
Time And Tide
Emily incorporates tide tables into the canvas. She often scrapes at the paint,...
The Rainiest Day To Be Painting
Painted plein air on the beach itself, Emily battled against the storm and struggled...
Storm Over Broadhaven
Emily captures an incoming storm about to hit the coastline of Broadhaven.
Late Summer Colours
Emily's intuitive style of painting is perfectly matched to subject matter such as...