About me

I’m Emily, an apprentice journalist, a nearly-done PhD student, a writer and an occasional picture-maker. My thing is the long nineteenth century and Neo-Victorianism in literature, art, and the archives, whether it’s ‘asylums’ or activism, science or the supernatural – and particularly when these intersect with folklore or cabaret or horror. Here are some of my […]

Light and colour: Artist’s painting connects viewers to the natural world

[This story was published on November 23 by etc Magazine. Read the original story at http://edition.pagesuite-professional.co.uk//launch.aspx?pbid=cdbd86eb-0ed9-41e5-a590-031651c44a1c, pages 40 and 41. The PDF version of the story is below.] The twentieth-century writer and mystic Thomas Merton famously once said that ‘art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time’. Painting, one could argue, […]