Having grown up and then studied in coastal East Anglia the subject matter for her paintings seemed to be a natural development. Her paintings reflect the fun and joyful feeling that only a day at the coast can bring.

With views of sandy beaches, beach huts and boats on the sunny horizon Emily’s paintings express her affinity with the sea and all aspects of coastal life. Emily has links to the sea on both sides of the family. Her Danish maternal ancestors were shipwrecked on the North Norfolk coast many generations ago and on her paternal side a brave skipper of Wells lifeboat perished at sea.

Emily Chapman is the daughter of Richard Chapman, a renowned Norfolk wood turner, who is also represented here at Gallery in the Lanes. We are pleased to be exhibiting Emily’s quirky and colourful paintings of the North Norfolk coast, which beautifully capture the quintessential spirit of its seaside towns.

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