Main Street Gallery

Emma Middleton

Emma Middleton expressed an innate interest in art from an early age and enjoyed an artistically orientated upbringing, greatly inspired by the artwork of her maternal Grandmother Linda Armstrong, and of her paternal Great Grandfather Bernardus Schilte de Veldt.

After graduating from the Australian Ballet School in 1990, Emma became a soloist with The Vienna Ballet, ‘Badnerballet der Stadtheatre Wien’.

Emma Middleton returned to Australia in 1993 becoming the principal of Brighton Dance Academy. She designed and painted 12-metre by 6-metre backdrop canvasses used by the Academy for various Performances. Emma was also the theatrical costume designer and creator. During this period she continued developing her paintings of the human figure, eventually pursuing her passion for art becoming full time professional.

Emma Middleton’s work focuses on interpretation and expression of the sensuous qualities of the human form. Predominantly Emma works in pastel; a medium that has enabled her to develop a unique style characterised by a sublime velvety texture and exquisite contrasts.

In 2001 Emma Middleton was recognised by the Pastel Society of Victoria as featured artist. Following on from previous highly successful exhibitions at Manyung Gallery Victoria, gaining widespread media coverage, Emma’s works were again exhibited and eagerly sought.

Emma Middleton’s paintings continue to be highly collectible and are included in various corporate and private art investment collections. Additionally, clients from various Australian states have commissioned individual works.

A resident of the Sunshine Coast hinterland, the work of Emma Middleton is on display at selected prominent art galleries including Main Street Gallery, Montville.


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