Emma Henry is a modern pop artist, whose paintings mix her ethnic roots with her love of people. Described best as portraiture without the blending, her style is uniquely simple, yet pops off of the canvas. Her work is largely inspired by her time spent participating in the Black Lives Matter movement of 2020, and she often finds muses in the people around her. With idols in art like Paige Ough, and Robert Bateman, it is hard to believe that animals and realism were where she started. Her journey has led her to faces, and the personalities behind them.
She has exhibited her work in art shows across British Columbia, and has paintings hang privately in collections in Canada, the United States, and South Africa. Mixing portraiture with pop art, Emma brings faces to life, and has them jump out at the viewer from afar.
Aiming to capture the beauty in the faces of everyday people, her work could be anyone, whether it be a celebrity that is easily recognizable, or someone Emma has only just seen on the street.