Emerson Mayes is an acclaimed painter from Harrogate, Yorkshire. His work can be found in many Public, Private and Corporate collections worldwide, including the House of Lords and The National Trust. He is also a Director of the Northern-based visual arts charity New Light. Mayes has experienced that rarest of things: success both critical and commercial since the beginning... of his career as a painter.
With his roots firmly in the British landscape exploring both the fauna and flora, Emerson’s work reflects his passion for both these vast and complex subjects.
Winning the Young Artist of the Year Award in 1995 was the first of a number of major awards he has received. This together with successful shows across the country and in London has resulted in Emerson having an ever-growing number of loyal collectors, both private and corporate, here in Britain and worldwide. All this makes Emerson one of the most exciting painters/printmakers working today.
AWARDS St Cuthbert’s Mill Printmaking Award, 2010, Exhibition Award at Leeds Art Fair, 2006, Yorkshire Open, Harrogate, 2003, Laing Landscape Prize under 25s, 1998, Harrogate Borough Council Award, 1997, Small Work Award, M.A.F.A. 1996, Young Artist of the Year Award, Leeds, 1995