Emma Jeffryes was born in Hertfordshire. She obtained a BA in Printed Textiles from Watford College of Art, going on to complete an MA at London's Royal College of Art. She began her career as a freelance textile designer in London, and moved to St Ives in 1997, where she showed her first collection of a dozen paintings in acrylic at the New Craftsman Gallery. The artist's work has also been exhibited at the Rainyday Gallery in Penzance. Jeffryes names her favourite artists as Mary NEWCOMB, Bob BOURNE and Rose HILTON.


Painter in acrylics

works and access

Access to works: Beside the Wave Gallery; Gallery Tresco; New Craftsman, St Ives


1997; New Craftsman, St Ives (mixed collection)

2012: Gallery Tresco (May)

2014: New Craftsman, St Ives 'From the Lighthouse' Apr-May

2018: New Craftsman, St Ives (31 Mar-12 May)

2019: 'Coastal', New Craftsman, St Ives (30 Mar-19 Apr)

2020: Open Studios Cornwall (postponed)



(2009) 'In the studio, Emma Jeffryes' (photo, illus)

Cornwall Today (Apr 2014) 'The Long Run' by Alex Wade

Cornwall Today (March 2019) 'The Town that Changed my Life' by Mercedes Smith