The Water Colour Society of Ireland
Angela Emsen West
I am a water colour artist who also works with pencils and polychromos pencils. I live in the west of Ireland County Mayo. My art aims to please and to help the viewer see the regular things that we miss through the busy fast pace of modern life. We all try so hard to achieve and rush around yearning for the things that are just out of reach so we don't take the time to stop and enjoy what is already around us in our daily lives. I paint these objects so I can see the beauty of the simple things within my home environment. So I can STOP and see the simplicity, enjoyment and beauty of the regular everyday objects that pass me by because life is so fast. My Chosen medium is water colour paint, water colour pencils and polychromos pencils. Through constant glazing I can achieve depth and with delicate transparencies I can achieve stronger aspects of light, shade and atmosphere. There is nothing deep or conceptual about my work. I strive to represent what I see as accurately and realistically as my drawing skills will allow. I cannot put into words the deep feelings of satisfaction and joy I receive from painting what I see in watercolour.