Red Camellia


Red Camellia by Emma de Souza

Oil on Canvas

size: 25.4 x 30.5 cm


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Emma grew up in Barnes, west London and now lives in Hertfordshire. In 2021 after 40 years of working in the NHS first as a nurse and then a GP, she retired to dedicate time to her passion of painting.

Art took a back seat until she was in her forties when she joined a local art group run by art tutor Martin Smith. Martin initially encouraged her to hone her drawing skills and after a few months, let her loose on paint.

She bought her first few tubes of oil paint, some brushes, a canvas board and has been painting ever since.