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About Emily


Following a successful and rich experience at school and college in both art and textiles, Emily studied Art Foundation for a year at Falmouth University, Cornwall. She realised her strength in Fine Art and passion for portraying the animal kingdom which led her to produce her very first solo show with The David Shepherd Wildlife Foundation (DSWF) to help save wildlife.

Whilst her art gained momentum she also chose to study, alongside her commissions and exhibitions, at Lavender Hill Studios, London. This was the foundation and technical training she had always searched for.

Emily has supported DSWF’s ‘Art for Survival’ Programme donating paintings for various fundraising exhibitions and auctions, and also supports several other conservation initiatives.

She believes in a fresh, progressive and dynamic approach to her art, which is supplemented by regular trips abroad to Africa and Asia, seeking new reference and consequently feeding her passion for conservation.

What others say about Emily’s art

Emily Lamb is one of the most exciting young painters of this generation, we are delighted with the large canvasses she has produced for our hotels.  The way she captures atmosphere and colour in everything from Africa and Asia to Horses and Portraiture is exceptional.  I have every confidence that given Emily’s vivacious character and outstanding ability her work will gain significant prominence in the future.

Christopher Cowdray
Christopher CowdrayChief Executive Officer - Dorchester Collection

Capturing in a painting the landscape of Africa or India in a representational way creates a challenge that after so many years of viewing I know is demanding in the extreme. To depict these places via a conceptual route using the iconography to describe the essence of the subject produces yet another test of creativity. However it is an approach which Emily has captured and made her own, reflecting a genetic talent and an aptitude for hard work, which commands respect and praise. Whilst in her early days she paid homage to the genius of the South African artist Keith Joubert (1948-2013), she has more recently developed her own language and style. With an awareness and concern for the indigenous inhabitants of these continents, both four legged and two, Emily shows a passion and vitality in her work which can only continue to thrill and delight her growing band of discerning collectors. Long may she be a star in our Gallery’s stable of artists.

Oliver Swann
Oliver SwannRountree Tryon Galleries

Emily has, over the years, developed her own very unique style; painting a tiger totally realistically whilst allowing herself to be completely carried away with her distinctive and highly imaginative backgrounds.  Her work is wildly exciting and she has a great future.  I am particularly proud of the way she has grown as an artist and to say that she is my granddaughter.

David Shepherd CBE, FRSA, FRGS
David Shepherd CBE, FRSA, FRGSGrandfather