Emerson Mayes

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 a painter.

From the day the now 39 year-old graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University in 1994, he has enjoyed a growing reputation for a fresh, honest and uncontrived approach to his work. With his roots firmly in the British landscape exploring both the fauna and flora, Emerson’s work reflects his passion for both these vast and complex subjects.

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, here in Britain and worldwide. All this makes Emerson one of the most exciting painters/printmakers working today.


St Cuthbert’s Mill Printmaking Award, 2010, Exhibition Award at Leeds Art Fair, 2006, Yorkshire Open, Harrogate, 2003, Laing Landscape Prize under 25s, 1998, Harrogate Borough Council Award, 1997, Small Work Award, M.A.F.A.  1996, Young Artist of the Year Award, Leeds, 1995