Emily Jolley is an artist who lives and works in Brighton and has been painting predominantly in watercolour for the last five years and was selected for the 2016 Sunday Times watercolour competition, shown in the Mall gallery, London. Emily grew up on a farm in East Anglia and this is where her interest in the natural world started. Her paintings, especially her studies of British garden birds, use a variety of techniques, some show the loose brush work and others the delicate detail you can achieve with this medium. Watercolour can be an unforgiving medium but can also provide beautiful freshness to the marks and intensity of colour and that is why it is used by artists who paint the natural world.