Artist Emma Blyth has a new series of works on display at her pop-up gallery in Short Street. Original paintings, limited edition prints and art gifts depicting the beautiful Kimberley region.
Nothing inspires Emma more than camping through the Kimberley, with a sketch book and camera in hand.
Emma first laid eyes on the Kimberley on a camping trip in 2001, when a 2 week holiday stretched to 6 months, and she has not been able to stay away since.
“I was absolutely blown away by it’s remoteness and striking landscapes, the colours stretched through its ancient gorges with their sparkling refreshing waterholes and crazy wildlife. I am lucky enough to be able to relive the experience on a regular basis. Over the last 14 years I have managed to escape the winters of the south west and return to Broome”
“My love of Australia is obvious and this has seen me travel much of it camping out the back of a ute with a sketchbook in hand. The Kimberley is my biggest inspiration with its unique colours, remoteness and wildlife. My new works feature waterfalls and jabirus, brolgas and billabongs, cockatoos flying over spectacular gorges, turquoise bays and boab trees.”
“There is nothing like camping on a river under a boab tree. Whistling kites hovering in the smoke of our campfire. Barramundi jumping as my man catches a mud crab and cooks it on the coals for dinner. I love capturing the simplicity of life in this unique part of our country on canvas.”
“There are so many special things about Broome it is hard to list them all! Its history and diverse culture, driving down stunning Cable Beach at sunset with the camels in silhouette and it’s beautiful unique resorts. I love that Broome is the gateway to the Kimberley. The Gibb River Road is the most amazing camping trip – everyone has to do it at least once in their lives!”
Emma has regular exhibitions in Broome and was Artist in residence again this year at Cable Beach Club in July. Come and visit Emma at Short Street and take away your own piece of the Kimberley and its uniqueness in one of Emma’s artworks to remind you of your amazing holiday.
Emma’s new works, prints and art gifts are all available at her pop-up gallery in Short Street Broome until 15 August. (between Dragonfly Cafe and Short Street Gallery)
View her originals online at www.emmablyth.com.au