Surf inspired latest H-Art success

Emma Rawlins beside one of her surf inspired ocean paintings currently on display at the H-Art Gallery.
Emma Rawlins beside one of her surf inspired ocean paintings currently on display at the H-Art Gallery.

A passionate young surfer’s love of the ocean inspired her to represent its ‘spiritual energy and breathtaking beauty’ in a Skegness art exhibition last week .

Emma Rawlins’ stunning seascapes went show at the Hildreds Centre’s H-Art Gallery last Wednesday and enjoyed a successful week on show.

The 23-year-old Skegness artist says her coastal upbringing has nurtured a long-standing passion for the ocean, which has driven her artistic direction. She said: “Surfing has drawn me to the ocean, I’ve worked with the RNLI doing beach life-guarding over the summer and it’s something I’m hugely passionate about - it’s who I am.

“I try to put the energy I’ve got for surfing and the seaside and all of that passion into my work as well as the more peaceful side of the ocean.”

The former Skegness Grammar School student’s solo exhibition is the latest in a popular series of art and photography displays to make use of a vacant retail unit in the shopping centre.

Emma has praised those behind the venture for creating opportunities for the town’s artistic community which would be otherwise lacking.

She said: “It’s taken off really well so far, I’m doing what I love every day and I’m hoping to open a workshop on Algitha Road. H-Art has given me the confidence to realise this is something I can actually do and can go on to bigger things.”

For more information about Emma’s art visit www.emmarawlinssurfart.com