T 07725 867 588   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. facebooklinkedIntumblr

08 Mar 18

Exhibiting soon at AAF Battersea and New York

Cappadocia web

Exhibiting 8th March-12th March 2018 at AAF Battersea and New York 21st-25th March 2018 represented by Quantum Gallery. Amongst other new work will be this piece 'Cappadocia Cave Dwelling' 103 x44cm Mixed Media. This is a piece recently finished but harks back to strong memories and inspiration of time spent working at a art residency in a cave complex in Cappadocia central Turkey. This is an area of bizarre rock formations, underground cities and wierd and wonderful stories. This piece has almost been sculpted and is a type of relief painting, layers carved into, added to and then softened and sanded. 



10 Feb 18

A Journey in pictures to 68 Degrees North at The Sarah Wiseman Gallery

emmie-van-biervliet news dec17 sarah-wiseman

Exhibiting in January 13th-February 10th 2018 at The Sarah Wiseman Gallery. A journey in pictures to 68 degrees North.


‘We scrambled to finish final preparations as conditions suddenly aligned themselves to set sail in late March bound for the Lefoten Islands in the Norwegian Artic circle. At 68 degrees North and at a rough speed of 5 knots we had a long journey ahead that would take many months. During my time on board I documented the dramatic changing landscape and ensuing journey. Sketching everyday as England turned to Ireland, to Scotland, the Sheltand islands and then the big push over to Norway riding on the back end of gale which pushed us over to the pristine landscape and meticulously cared for ‘huts’ on islands and inlets of the Norwegian coastline.

Travelling so slowly meant that I was often able to paint and sketch while sailing, being careful to listen out for changing weather when your whole world would suddenly tip sideways with paints, pens, water and half made work scattering in all directions unless fast enough to secure them! The wind and chopping seas would also lend themselves to capturing an atmosphere as you were sometimes buffeted from all sides and unplanned wave spray merging the colours on paper in interesting ways!’

The collection of work is based on some of the sights and experiences of creating work and living at sea for four months and returning 3500 miles later to tell the tale.

04 Dec 17

Exhibition at The Mall Galleries, London from 13th – 15th December 2017

emmie-van-biervliet news dec17 mall-gallery

Emmie will be exhibiting six pieces at The Mall Galleries, London between 13th – 15th December. 35% goes to the charity UK Youth supporting youth initiatives around the UK.


Pleased to also be part of their curated ‘Storytelling’ show where the piece above will feature.

‘The piece is based on a time that I spent on art residency living in a cave in the fascinating area of Cappadocia in Turkey.

We encountered an old man selling antique jewellery (featured in the work) who began to tell us stories about the areas past and how likely it is that there are still many undiscovered underground cities and churches curved into the rocks. In the past when danger loomed, Cappadocians retreated underground into one of the 250 subterranean safe havens carved from the pliable volcanic ash rock called tuff. They blocked the access tunnels with round stone doors and sealed themselves in with livestock and supplies until the threat passed. There were defence tunnels and anyone unlucky enough to try and attack the cities might be harpooned by spears, fall down booby trapped holes or worse…

In 2013, when demolishing homes ringing the castle construction workers discovered entrances to a network of rooms and tunnels and may have unearthed the biggest hiding place ever found. Those tunnels led scientists to discover a multilevel settlement of living spaces, kitchens, wineries, chapels, staircases, and bezirhane—linseed presses for producing lamp oil, to light the underground city. There is still a lot to discover in this mystical area.’

20 Jun 17

Artist in Residence

news june16 artist-in-residence

Currently Artist in Residence sailing up past islands of foliage strown rooftop, through stormy seas and the Artic Circle where the sun never quite sets. More news to follow…

11 Apr 17

Exhibiting in New York 29th March until 2 April 2017

The Affordable Art Fair at the Metropolitan Pavilion was very well attended this year with 15000 visitors and galleries from all over the world. An eclectic selection of Emmie's work was shipped and represented by Quantum Gallery


Page 1 of 10