A painter of the urban scene, Emma Haworth's oil on linen compositions are built from her meticulous observation of the ebb and flow of modern metropolitan life.
Her work distils the telling, individual detail - a crunch of footsteps in the snow and the beginnings of a snowman. At the same time, she captures a greater sense of the panorama - the weak, winter light and the way it falls on the skyline.
Emma Haworth's work has received wide critical recognition. She was awarded the Woodhay Picture Gallery Prize by the New English Art Club in 2001, and was nominated for the Hunting Art Prize at the Royal College of Art in both 1999 and 2000. In 2010 she won joint First Prize in the National Open Art Competition, as well as First Prize in the Sunday Times Watercolour Competition; Frank Whitford, the Sunday Times art critic, and one of the judges of the competition, praised her painting, 'Snowy Woods':
'The rigorous structure recalls late-medieval, early-Renaissance composition - think of Piero di Cosimo, for instance - although I am also reminded of Bruegel's Hunters in the Snow. High praise, but not excessive, I think.' - Frank Whitford
More recently, Haworth's work has been exhibited at The Royal Academy, and she has won the Royal Society of Watercolour Award.
The exhibition will centre on snow scenes, featuring several major works in oil on linen depicting London parks, as well as a series of smaller studies. This will be Haworth's first solo show in London since 2014, and follows exhibitions at international art fairs in Singapore, Hong Kong, Seattle and Toronto.