Emma Wilkinson, Artist

Emma Wilkinson of Art Decadance is a cartoonist in addition to her more painterly persuits, this might explain her love of bold colour and line to express dynamic movement, playfulness and uplifting emotion in her subjects!


Emma Wilkinson, born in central London but now living in a leafy warwickshire village, comes from an artistic family. Her grandfather, Banbury-based artist David Robins, painted and exhibited all his life, and her mother is a professional photographer.


Emma’s painted ‘art clocks’ are much admired in Church Lane Gallery, as are her hand painted magnets, cards, prints and original artworks.


In her painting, Emma experiments with different media and styles, but her preference is for bold lines and colour. She also enjoys surprising the viewer with unexpected twists, as demonstrated in her painting 'Green-sleeves', a modern re-imagining of Sir Francis Dicksee’s classical portrait of Mrs Guinness, which gives the lady some very contemporary ‘sleeves’. She hopes that her art raises a smile, and brightens the day just a little!


Between big painting projects, Emma draws 'Life of Bear' cartoons about the exploits and mis-adventures of her cheeky chocolate Labrador. These appear in The Compton Chronicle every month and can also be found on Emma's Instagram and Facebook 'ArtDecadance' pages. Emma's work can also be found on where her designs can be professionally printed on a huge choice of items.

Oxfordshire Artweeks Exhibition

Emma Wilkinson is participating in Oxfordshire Artweeks 2021at The Mill Arts Centre in Banbury. 


Our free exhibition runs from 3rd of May, with entry to the public from 17th May in line with government guidelines. Covid-19 procedures will be in place to keep everyone safe. 

See below for a sneak peek of Emma's work for Artweeks below, or read more on the blog.


EW Winter Light
EW Fine Lady
EW Green-sleeves