New Irish Art
I am a water colour artist who also works with pencils and polychromos pencils. I live in the west of Ireland County Mayo. My art aims to please and to help the viewer see the regular things that we miss through the busy fast pace of modern life…
Art Click Ireland
We’re delighted to have a lovely collection of artwork for sale by artist Angela Emsen-West. Here she gives an insight into how she approaches each painting.
‘My style varies, sometimes immensely, I find that subject and mood depict the styles and colours that I use. I am sure I would find it difficult to be consistently habitual with an obviously definable style with every painting I undertook…
Lahinch Art Gallery
Angela started painting full time after serious illness in 2000. “Illness gets you thinking about the normal things in life, why I don’t know, but it does. Possibly because time stands still giving you the chance to see. I got to thinking about what is around me and how beautiful ordinary everyday objects are and why I have never seen them as beautiful objects before now.” So, she started to paint them, bread and butter, jam pots etc all everyday objects in her home…
Sometimes what you see is not exactly what you get. Angela Emsen-West’s images create that double-take. They seem like richly colored oil paintings, but in fact are actually created with watercolor.
Angela lives in Ireland, has been painting full-time for over ten years, and has exhibited her work across the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe…
The Novel Traveller
Join highly acclaimed watercolour artist Angela Emsen-West at The Lodge at Ashford Castle on Monday 24th and Tuesday 25th of October for a two-day course with a difference. Do you consider yourself a budding artist or simply spend time dreaming about creating beautiful water colours? If so, Angela’s two-day water colour painting workshop is for you. Whether you have never tried water colours before, consider yourself a Picasso in the making or simply need a refresher course to hone your skills you will find it all in Angela’s classes…
For a hobby that sounds like it might be more suited to the schedule in a retirement home, watercolour painting with tutor Angela Emsen West was a riot. After the initial giggles dispersed (I blame the hot whiskey), the entire class settled into a quiet reverie as we practiced the easy techniques Angela taught us. As someone who has never been one for mindfulness, I found the afternoon infinitely more relaxing than the average yoga class... and much more fun.
Arriving at dusk and seeing the sunset over Lough Corrib sets the tone for our weekend. Insisting we pull over, so I can take the first of dozens (maybe hundreds) of pictures, we miss our turn-off for Ashford Lodge. But after a few turns around the estate, we settle into our lakeview suite and retire early in anticipation of an activity-filled day.
After a pancake breakfast in the elegant Wilde's restaurant, we hop in specially-upholstered Ashford Castle Range Rovers to the equestrian centre to collect bikes. Our gentle guided tour takes us through the
Capture the colours of the West by joining new painting classes at The Lodge at Ashford Castle. Under the tutelage of Angela Emsen West, a professional artist based in the Cong area, attendees will learn the basics of watercolour painting - or how to hone their skills for the more experienced. Classes take place on Wednesdays from 2-4pm and all materials are provided.
Watercolour Society of Ireland
Angela Emsen West
I am a water colour artist who also works with pencils and polychromos pencils. I live in the west of Ireland County Mayo. My art aims to please and to help the viewer see the regular things that we miss through the busy fast pace of modern life. We all try so hard to achieve and rush around yearning for the things that are just out of reach so we don't take the time to stop and enjoy what is already around us in our daily lives. I paint these objects so I can see the beauty of the simple things within my home environment…