Gallery Hours 11am - 9pm
Emma Greenhill is the Featured Artist at Butterfield Garage for the month of February.
On Saturday, February 27 between 11am and 5pm, Emma will be available to discuss her work. Stop in to meet the artist and browse her display.
24x30x1.5" acrylic and oil pastel on canvas
Complimentary Artwork Shuttle
Pick up a Shuttle Sticker for complimentary shuttle service to St. Augustine galleries between 6-9pm on the night of the Art Walk.
"Warriors" by Emma Greenhill acrylic, oil pastel on canvas
About the Artist
Emma Greenhill's paintings are a form of visual storytelling, each one full of nature and symbolism, left for the viewer to interpret. She creates these figurative artworks from her imagination. With a rich color palette, she sees the canvas as a window to the soul, capturing the strength and vulnerability of women overcoming adversity. Knitted into her work are glimpses of nature, often representing new life, rebirth and spiritual awakening. Emma explains "Painting is a form of therapy for me, I use it to transfer my feelings and release energy”.
"Boca" by Emma Greenhill acrylic, oil pastel on canvas
Mostly self taught, Emma finds painting to be a continual learning experience, persevering to find the best techniques to transfer ideas from her mind to the canvas. She finds painting joyful and frustrating all at the same time. Sometimes she spends time just sitting in front of the canvas, waiting to start. Then, once she begins a painting, she may decide to start over again. Nonetheless, she keeps coming back until she finds that magical moment when things start to flow and it becomes easy, joyful and fulfilling.
One of her featured paintings, titled “Boca” was inspired by a dog her husband had a very special relationship with and he still talks about the special place the dog holds in his heart. In fact, many of Emma's paintings speaks to the bonds we develop with our pets and the immense comfort and joy they bring us.
Emma paints from her home, near Jacksonville Florida, and participates in art shows across the State while being represented by the Butterfield Gallery in St. Augustine. She has won several awards for her work, including Best of Show 2019 at the Old Florida Celebration of the Arts in Cedar Key.