Emma Pathare is a painter working in oils. Her main focus is portraiture and her delight in this art form comes from the shapes and colours found in the human face, and the ever-changing relationship between picture, subject and viewer.
Her work has won prizes in group exhibitions in Dubai, been exhibited in London as part of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition and progressed to the second round of judging in the BP Portrait Award in the UK.
Emma’s artistic emergence has been a journey inspired by the brilliant artists she has encountered along the way. She paints for the love of it and for private commissions.
Emma has recently returned to the UK after 25 years away, first in Barcelona and then Dubai.
2020 - Well, what to say? I hope you are all OK in these difficult and strange strange times. Art has been a good friend over the past few months. And it's been a great privilege to contribute to Tom Croft's portrait for NHS heroes initiative and to paint Jean.
Summer 2019 - contemplating a return to the UK after 25 years, looking forward to the new colours of life there after sun and desert for many years.
2018 - happily busy with private commissions, plus working on 'The Bell Ringer' series.
May-August 2017 - exhibiting in the 'Made in Tashkeel' Summer Exhibition, Tashkeel, Dubai.
2017 - working on private commissions from Italy and Scotland.
May-August 2016 - exhibiting in the 'Made in Tashkeel' Summer Exhibition, Tashkeel, Dubai.
May 2016 - exhibited as part of The Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, Mall Galleries, London.
April 2016 - one of five artists featured in the '40th Anniversary Prize Winners Show' at the Dubai International Art Centre.
April 2016 - showing at World Art Dubai.
March 2016 - work from the Liwa ArtHub residency on show at the 'Spirit of Liwa' exhibition at the Dubai International Arts Centre.
March 2016 - 'Eddie on the Metro' to appear in the Art Dubai 2016 exhibition at the Dubai International Art Centre, '40 Years of Art'
March 2016 - 'For Esmé' selected for the the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition, showing May 5-20 2016 at the Mall Galleries, London!!!!!!
(February 2016 has turned into quite a month...)
February 2016 - 'Elvira' through to the second round of the BP Portrait Award'!!!!!!
February 2016 - 'For Esmé' through to the second round of the Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition!!!!!!
February 2016 - artist residency at the ArtHub in Liwa, UAE with the DIAC Rhetorica group, studying with Guillaume Delorme
January 2016 - joined Tashkeel, Dubai, as Associate Member
November 2015 - 1st prize winner for painting in the Dubai International Art Centre 60th members and students exhibition
May 2015 - 1st prize winner for painting in the Dubai International Art Centre annual student exhibition.
April 2015 - exhibited at the World Art Dubai Fair.