Emma Dwyer is a year 10 student at Newhaven College. The 15 year old artist has been developing her Mandala art for over a year and has quickly established a unique style that she has become known for.
Emma has always loved art and while drawing one day, started drawing circles and as she kept going, she fell under the melodic and medatative spell of creating Mandala’s.
She has taken the Mandala’s as the base of her artistic style and simply starts with a central dot and creates the Mandala free hand from that point. She mainly uses black but has also experimented with different colours and generally finds her self coming back to her classic black on white Mandala’s.
A Mandala is a complex abstract design that is usually circular in form. In fact, "Mandala" is a Sanskrit word that means "circle". Mandalas generally have one identifiable centre point, from which emanates an array of symbols, shapes and forms. Mandalas can contain both geometric and organic forms.
The Mandala Gate at The Local was hand drawn freehand using felts and took Emma many hours over multiple days to complete.
Emma is a local artist who grew up in Inverloch and is working to find the happy balance between school demands and her art work. She is available to do commissioned work .
Follow her creative journey and see more of her unique mandala artwork at @emma.mandalas on instagram.