Emerson Mayes is a Yorkshire born artist who has experienced that rarest of things: success - both critical and commercial - since the beginning of his career as an artist. From the day he graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994, he has enjoyed a growing reputation for a fresh, honest and uncontrived approach to his work.
Through painting and printmaking Emerson's work reflects his obvious passion for this vast and complex subject. 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, most recently The House of Lords purchased three pieces for their Permanent Collection. All this makes Emerson one of the most exciting painter/printmakers working today.