My background and why I became an artist by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

Growing up in the Somerset countryside, surrounded by beautiful rich landscapes, my home as a child was situated right next to fields of blackcurrants, corn and cattle. A small village in south somerset which also had a country park an a quarry of Hamstone that was less than an hour away from many beaches and juarrissic coastlines. Looking back I feel this was taken for granted as a child but I appreciate it more and more as an adult. My connection with art and nature has always been strong one because of this so organically my expressionist paintings incorporate this- ...Read More

My Journal for January 2019 by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

So, what can I say about the last month, it's been fantastic, 2019 has been an amazing start for me as an artist. I completed my biggest commissioned painting so far which was a exciting, I love a challenge and this piece was certainly a big one. I have also began to develop my skills concentrating on techniques to create organic forms whilst combining expressing human emotion, we are organic after all. On a personal note I have been focusing on planning to create a great work & life balance, whilst also beginning my plastic free journey in my home.- ...Read More

Merry Christmas to you all ……

AND WISHING YOU A HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR. Good Morning,  In exactly a weeks time we will all be celebrating the most important things in our lives, Family, friends and our fellow men and of course Jesus if you are a person of the  Christian faith. Religious or not I feel the meaning of this special day can be carried through out the new year and beyond.... As many of you will know many of my paintings express empathy, trying to show the beauty in humanity and nature. In these uncertain times, it's sometimes scary to think what the future- ...Read More

Emily Duchscherer Kirk Art Events: August & September 2018.

Would you like to make your own abstract expressionist art??? Good Afternoon, Welcome to my website, I have some awesome sessions taking place this month & next. I'm doing some courses in my garden & studio!  Here in Yeovil, Somerset. So if you would love to try out something fun, creative & new, Here's the info. Who can attend? ANYONE if you have never even picked up a paint brush before but would love to explore the world of abstract expressionism. All you need to bring is old clothes you may get ruined or an old apron. Having some fun- ...Read More

Abstract Sessions for August & September 2018: Introduction to expressionist painting.

Creative Sessions August and September 2018. Good Morning, Welcome to my world everyone, I have some exciting news to tell you about. I'm doing some courses in my studio! So if you would love to try out something creative & new, Here's the information for you all!   Who are these Sessions suited to ? ANYONE that would like to explore the world of abstract expressionism. ANY AGE (Adults must accompany under 18's) ANY ABILITY  From complete beginners to professional painters.   Any restrictions I don't have wheel chair access which sucks! This is because my home studio and garden- ...Read More

It’s a Friday Feeling @wallartbyemily

It's a Friday Feeling @wallartbyemily Welcome to my art blog, I hope you've all had a great week so far, It's a beautiful sunny February day here in Somerset, I love days like this as my studio opens up to the garden, and after months of dark, wet and cold conditions it's wonderful to know spring is around the corner.   So, here's what I've been doing in the studio over the last few days.   Online @wallartbyemily So, four new paintings are up for sale, Three 12 X 12", Floral Gold, In My Dreams and Neon and Gold. And- ...Read More

Artist Spotlight this week by Lorraine Hazell-Linder and Emily Duchscherer Kirk.

Artist Spotlight. Good Afternoon,So as promised is my first local Artist spotlight. Lorraine Hazell-Linder is an emerging artist in Yeovil, Somerset - I love her artwork and asked if I could post about her journey as I find her creations fascinating.I hope you enjoy! Here is Her Story [caption id="attachment_1818" align="alignright" width="336"] Lorraine Hazell-Linder Art[/caption] A few years ago I embarked upon some 1-1 counselling. I was guided to a Psycho-Spiritual counsellor (unbeknown to me at the time). “Just a few sessions” I said on the phone – maybe six at the most – when he phoned to organise our- ...Read More

My Art Week by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

My Art Week by Emily Duchscherer Kirk Good Morning everyone, HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!! I hope you are having a great week, So today's post is all about what I am up to this week. I am trying to become more organised, planning and applying for art fairs and events to attend this year. From London to Cornwall there's many to choose from. Also for my fellow Somerset followers there will be local events this summer. Exhibition venues are the other places I've been looking at co-host with a few other local artists in the spring. So there's lots to- ...Read More

My week So Far @wallartbyemily by Emily Duchscherer Kirk

My week So Far @wallartbyemily by Emily Duchscherer Kirk Hope you all are having a great friday! So only a week to go till Christmas, yes, only one week till we all have a long break from work. Also to celebrate my first Christmas as a full time artist and the great support I've had this year, I'm running some awesome competitions on social media. This week there was three prizes given away including a mounted print. I'm giving away an original painting to one lucky winner!   Maybe you'd love to be in for a chance to win? So if- ...Read More

My Week so far by Emily Duchscherer Kirk @

Almost The Weekend! Evening all, Hope you’re having a fab week, if not then don’t threat - it’s nearly the weekend! I know it’s terrible that this is the first blog I’ve written this week, but I do have a few excuses and they don’t start with the dog ate my homework! The main excuse is an ear infection which has been making me slightly less productive than usual. Hopefully it won’t last much longer. I’ve also quit smoking again, this time for good I hope - but the first few days have driven me crazy. It seems it’s again the season- ...Read More