Emma-Louise Grady: Wanderings at Upright Gallery in Edinburgh is a feast of colourful mark-making combined with intense detail. Grady’s intuitive, free-flowing style gained her a place in the Royal Scottish Academy’s New Contemporaries 2020 exhibition, where she received the Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award for best painter or draughtsman/woman. Influenced by her daily surroundings, architecture, mythology and astrology, Grady hopes viewers will become so absorbed in her work that they completely forget where they are and what they were thinking. For this exhibition she has drawn on her Irish roots to explore intricate Celtic designs and patterns. Fluid layers of acrylic paint overlaid with intricate patterns result in mazy, meandering works which lead the eye here, there and everywhere and, hopefully, to a more peaceful state of mind.
Emma-Louise Grady, Lunar Lake