Emma graduated from Bath Spa University, Sion Hill in 1995 and started a graphics design business.
In 2010 in conjunction with her business she returned to her first love, painting. Then in 2019 she completed her MA in Fine Art (with Distinction) at West Dean College of Arts and Conservation, after having obtained a Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts from West Dean in 2018.
Inspired by the beauty and random forms of nature, these studies, looking through wild meadows at low level, have wonderful vigour. She paints with brushes, fingers, rags to create the sense of spontaneity that jumps out of her work.
The paintings are a mix of acrylic and oil built up and textured over multiple layers.
Perhaps as a result of her commercial experience, in late 2010, Emma “borrowed“ a shop in Arundel where she staged and promoted her own show. It proved an instant hit and was strongly praised by The Duke of Norfolk.
Emma’s paintings continue to be admired and purchased by customers both at home and abroad. Emma’s delightful sense of colour and intensity and the naturalness and freedom of her work takes the viewer to a beautiful and carefree place.
Emma Rimer has regularly exhibited at the Affordable Art Fair in London and at galleries in the UK.
Her large corten steel sculpture Dodecahedron (2.15m x 2.15m) was exhibited at her MA degree show at West Dean and later in 2019 in a public space during the Arundel Festival.