Since studying Textile Design at Nottingham Trent University, I've explored ways of creating my art and illustrations both on paper and on textile platforms.
I love capturing the character and expressions of the fauna that live all around us. An animal can symbolise so much and evoke a memory or an emotion that it's hard not to be fascinated by them. Being able to create a piece of work that can seemingly breathe life is rewarding in itself, but if I can share that vision with someone else then even better.
In a world that’s now fast-paced and technology-based, I feel that we sometimes need to remember to slow down and appreciate the world we once lived in. I use free-motion embroidery and hand screen-printing techniques to add an organic and tactile feel to my work.
I also offer to create commissioned pet portraits, on paper and stitched on fabric, which make beautifully timeless and personal gifts.
Banks Mill Open Studios and Artisan Fair
Banks Mill, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB
22nd - 24th November 2019
10am - 5pm
Melbourne Festival Art and Architecture Trail
Assembly Rooms, High Street, Melbourne, Derby DE73 8GJ
14th-15th September 2019
10am - 5pm
Spirited Away - a solo exhibition by Emily Smalley
Banks Mill Studios, 71 Bridge Street, Derby DE1 3LB
22nd April - 17th May 2019
Open 10am-3pm weekdays
Special evening viewing with the Artist
26th April 7 - 9pm
Banks Mill Tenants Pop-Up Shop
Markeaton Park, The Craft Village, Derby DE22 3BG
15th April - 28th April 2019
The Hard to Find Gallery, 36 Moor Road, Brinsley, Nottinghamshire NG16 5AZ
Derby Museum and Art Gallery, The Strand, Derby DE1 1BS