I WANT TO BUY/ COMMISSION A PAINTING FROM EMMA TOOTH - HOW DO I GO ABOUT IT?
It’s easy – just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your request.
Most of the paintings on this site are marked as 'available' if they are still available to buy. If the picture you love is sold already, you could still commission a similar but unique painting just for you. Most paintings are priced between £500 and £4500 and payment is by direct bank transfer.
Emma will personally guide you through the process, whether it’s to help you choose an existing painting, commission a new work or find out about pricing or delivery.
I AM A STUDENT STUDYING EMMA TOOTH'S WORK - I'D LIKE TO ASK HER SOME QUESTIONS PLEASE
Emma receives many questions from students and is much more likely to reply to your email if you ask her relevant, specific questions about her work rather than just copying suggested questions your college provided! Before emailing, please read some of her interviews and show you are well-informed. You may also find some useful quotations here.
WHAT MATERIALS AND TECHNIQUES DOES EMMA USE? WHO ARE HER INFLUENCES?
Emma predominantly uses oils on canvas and cites Caravaggio, Holbein, JW Waterhouse and Remy Cogghe among her favourite artists. For more in-depth information read some of her interviews. Additionally you can view her short film The Captive which shows the sped-up painting process.
HOW LONG DOES A PAINTING TAKE?
It varies dramatically with the size and subject matter, but Emma usually allows for around 3 months to make sure a painting is completely dry before exhibiting it. Oil paints, glazes and varnishes are very slow drying, even more so in cold weather, and Emma’s paintings in particular are painted in minute detail and can take hundreds of hours to complete.
WHERE DOES EMMA GET HER CLOTHES? DOES SHE MAKE THEM? WHERE CAN I GET PATTERNS? CAN SHE MAKE MY WEDDING DRESS?
Emma does indeed make many of her own clothes and accessories. However, she does not use patterns, preferring to work on her instincts, the same way she learned to paint. And no, sadly she does not sell clothes. However, Emma’s dear friend The Wicked Lady (who created Emma’s own jet-encrusted, black wedding dress) may be able to help you. She makes the most incredible gowns on Earth, but we warn you, she does not come cheap!
CAN I FOLLOW EMMA TOOTH ON FACEBOOK/ TWITTER?
Life is too short and beautiful and precious to waste - but if you are into social media you can find Emma here:
WHERE DID EMMA TOOTH TRAIN?
Although Emma holds a Degree in Fine Art and attended not one, but two Universities, she is entirely self-taught as a painter. Sadly there are few, if any Universities in the world now that even support, let alone teach traditional oil painting.
DOES EMMA TEACH ART CLASSES? CAN SHE COME TO MY COLLEGE TO TEACH OR SPEAK ABOUT HER WORK?
Emma can teach sessions at your art club, give one to one tuition, a presentation about her work, or even model for other artists, but she is always extremely busy painting and will expect to be paid fairly for her time out of the studio! Please email enquiries.
WOULD EMMA LIKE TO PAINT ME?
Emma does get some very funny offers, but generally prefers to find her own models. If you wish to have your portrait painted you may commission one as described above, but Emma does NOT hire models.
However, if you are a beautiful Japanese albino with silver hair down to your knees, or you are a picturesquely weathered travelling Punch & Judy Man, please feel free to email with photographs...
WHAT'S WITH ALL THE CHICKENS?
It’s no secret Emma Tooth adores chickens. She's been keeping these smart and sassy little creatures (in her house more often than not) since 2000, when she hand-reared her first little hen, Linda, who lived in the lap of luxury to the grand old age of 8.
Emma is passionate about chicken care, rescue and rehoming, and is sometimes asked for advice or to help find new homes for hens - which she undertakes with pride.
She urges anyone with some love to give to consider keeping chickens, particularly ex-battery hens (get them here and here!) and is thrilled to see this is becoming much more common than when she first started out, when it seemed most vets didn’t even know which end the egg should come out of!
While on the subject of animal rescue, Emma would like to give a shout-out to her favourite charity, Cedar Wildlife Sanctuary where the amazing Wendy has devoted her life to rescuing, releasing and rehoming every conceivable kind of British wildlife. Visit their open days, send donations, support their amazing work any way you can!
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