Dubbed the ‘colour queen’ of Studio A, Emily Crockford’s vibrant paintings are characterised by her use of colour and intricate repeating patterns. These paintings demonstrate her skill and interest in exploring the natural world from flowers and trees to Australian animals and birds.
Emily is a finalist in the 2020 Archibald Prize at the Art Gallery of NSW with her painting Self Portrait with Daddy in the Daisies watching the field of Planes, a portrait that honours her late father John. Emily has a long exhibition history and is well known for her major public art commissions for clients such as City of Sydney, Westpac and Lendlease, as well as Bird Life Jungle Disco for UTS Central Food Court. Recently she unveiled Oysters Eating Rainbows (2020), an 81.5 metre mural commissioned by Cultural Capital for the new WestConnex M5 motorway.