OPS Feature Artist
Inspiring conservation and awareness through art
OPS is often approached by artists around the world seeking to contribute to both OPS’ mission and public awareness about issues such as wildlife conservation, climate change, and protecting oceans and marine life.
In response, we are excited to launch our inaugural ‘OPS Feature Artist’ partnership program that will feature a different artist on a rotating basis. A few times a year, OPS will highlight the work of a profiled artist, showcasing his or her artwork to motivate and ignite the activist in each of us.
OPS believes in the power of art and imagery. By featuring the amazing artwork of ‘artivists’ around the globe, we are committed to inspiring individual action and fostering collaborative solutions to the planet’s most pressing issues.
All media and artistic platforms are invited for consideration. Contact us to become the next OPS Feature Artist.
Emma is a British born artist whose visual narratives and free diving expeditions explore the human experience of the ocean and the importance of highlighting failing ecosystems and the need for change. She holds a BSc from Durham University, a diploma in Naturopathy, photography accreditation, and mentorship in the study of fine art and sculpture.
From a very young age, Emma has had a strong affinity for animals and the sea and as an adult has cultivated this interest and focus through direct involvement in rescue and rehabilitation of marine life and educational outreach. She is increasingly concerned about the growing number of endangered species and the human impact on marine life. By creating meaning and purpose through her artwork, she is able to channel her passion for painting ocean wildlife while opening the conversation about the power of conscious consumers and positive environmental impact.
She is currently working on a series of paintings focusing on the ocean and its ecosystem. Her works speak to the interconnecting natural world, using vivid colors to command the viewer’s attention. The subjects of the painting are highlighted with suggestions of realism while the broken abstract shards, that are featured in the whole collection, represent uncertainty and a breakdown of equilibrium.
Emma believes that one of humankind’s greatest mistakes is thinking that this is not our problem and that someone else will save us. It is each and every one of our responsibility to act in whatever way we can to make a difference, no matter how small.
Emma’s work can be seen in collections in Dubai, England and the United States.
All artwork featured here is available for purchase. A portion of the proceeds from the sale of all artwork featured on Emma’s site will go directly towards supporting the mission of OPS. Each and every purchase helps to make the work of OPS possible! Each sale includes free worldwide shipping. Be sure to use code ‘OPS’ at checkout!
To see Emma’s other creations follow her @emmaskinnerart. To order your limited-edition prints, click here.