Emily Jolley is an artist who lives and works in Brighton and has been painting predominantly in watercolour for the last five years. Emily grew up on a farm in East Anglia and this is where her interest in the natural world started. Through the help of her parents, who where keen on sharing their love for nature, she also took an interest in birds, flora and the landscape. Her paintings, especially her studies of British garden birds, use a variety of techniques. Some show the loose brush work and others the delicate detail you can achieve with this medium. Watercolour can be an unforgiving medium but can also provide beautiful freshness to the marks and intensity of colour and that is why it is used by artists who paint the natural world. Emily enjoys walking on the South Downs where she sketches and takes reference for her paintings.