Emer Beattie

botanical watercolours

"I like painting in watercolours - it's a versatile but difficult medium. It can be subtle yet strong, have depth yet be transparent. You have to work fast, then wait, then fast again. I push myself with every painting to make it a new challenge, trying to use a different technique or skill. And I don't mind making mistakes! They can often lift a painting, change it's mood or direction, or ruin it entirely!"


'Highland Seasons' at Alchemist Gallery was Emer's first solo exhibition, which ran entirely online due to COVID-19 lockdown in April and May 2020. She continues to sell original paintings, prints and cards at Alchemist Gallery.