Emily Eldridge

  • Painting

Emily is an emerging artist from Margaret River, specialising in landscape mixed media painting. Her work is intuitive and demonstrates a deep connection with the land.

Studio Details

Emily Eldridge Studio/Residence
196 Illawarra Ave
Margaret River

Opening Hours

  • Sat 9 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 10 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 11 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 12 SeptBy appointment
  • Wed 13 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Thu 14 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 15 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 16 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 17 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Mon 18 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Tue 19 SeptBy appointment
  • Wed 20 SeptBy appointment
  • Thu 21 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Fri 22 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sat 23 Sept10am - 4pm
  • Sun 24 SeptClosed
  • Parking suitable for cars
  • Refreshments available

Emily Eldridge is an emerging artist from Margaret River, specialising in landscape mixed media painting. Formally represented by Margaret River Art Studio and now available at the Marri Tree Witchcliffe, she sells her work locally and nationally.
Emily is inspired by the hectare of gorgeous trees on her property on Illawarra Avenue, the magnificent trees of Boranup Forest and the coastline of the southwest. The process of creating her landscapes begins with walking meditation, connecting with the land, and carrying that energy into her pieces. She experiments with make marking, texture, shape and colour inspired by the region’s natural palette of umber, golds, rich greens and southern ocean blues. The presence of gold and bronze hues in her marri and karri trees capture the magic of these forests at different times of day and throw light off her layered canvases.
Central to Emily’s practice is the idea that energy flows and changes constantly; if life throws you lemons- you have the capability to turn it, change it and build it into something beautiful. This thought process is integral as she layers her paint, inks and sprays in a state of meditative flow and movement. The process can last for up to 12 hours, as she becomes hyper focused during these painting sessions; painting bare footed to the tunes of artists like The Waifs, Emily Barker and Sarah Blasko. These painting marathons are followed by an editing process of days. Palette knives, scrapers and acrylic washes and inks are often applied during these editing days to punctuate the light, depth and energy of the land in her pieces.
The marked golden orbs in Emily’s work are a consistent theme. This universal symbol for energy offsets the linear shape of the trees but is also an energetic representation of the life force these forests hold. It is Emily’s ode to trees and the environment; a thank you to their integral part of her healing and her immense respect for the land.


Golden Tree Texture Class in Margaret River

Come and enjoy an afternoon of creating and learn to paint the beautiful marri trees on Emily's property during Margaret River during Open Studios. Emily is gentle in her teaching approach, all ability levels are catered for and are mindfully supported throughout each session. You will be taught how to use tools to develop your own tree painting on canvas. If you enjoy something slightly different than your normal art class this is the experience for you. Regional wine and nibbles provided throughout.

20 September 2023

02:00 am - 04:30 pm

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