About Emma Higgins

Basically, for me , it’s all about the colour.
From an early age colour peaked my attention, the brighter the better. I noticed how much happier I was to be painting in colours with paint and pastels as opposed to in pencil.


I get all my inspiration from the colour I see all around me, It can be in nature or in man-made objects. Either way, if its colourful , it just grabs my attention, I see colour before I see anything else. I am immediately drawn to it and it fills me with joy. I see a colour combination I love and It makes want to recreate it .

My vision is to create abstract art, drawing inspiration from my life experience that inspires joy in the viewer and brings life to contemporary interior or family spaces. I have developed a keen interest in how colour can play an important role in our daily lives. My mission is to spread the joy of colour where I can.

Live Life In Colour !

Live Life In Colour !

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Thursdays palette 🙂 getting through a fair bit today 👍🏼
#vicoroad #joyscapes #newwork

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Working late this past few eves – never been ‘still painting’ this close to a show before – I really want to get all these pieces done tho 😀 ! #runningoutoftime 🤦🏻‍♀️ hopefully I’ll have a productive few days ahead ! Working hard to get all the other bits done too – not enough hours in the day 🤣 hope you are having a happy hump day ! ❤️ x #joyscapes2022

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Back from Rosslare with a big stack of paintings – not finished but getting there – for my show #joyscapes2022 opening in 2 weeks ( eeekkk😬) excited but sooooo much work to do still 🙂 – looking forward to sharing with you all – here’s a sneak peak of some of the stack !! #newwork #newcollection #originalart #addjoytoyourhome

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Work in progress today – been looking at this 1/2 done for weeks so it’s nice to get some time on it – love the colour combo 💗💚 hope you’re all having a nice Thursday 🙂 #newwork #workinprogress #hillsprints

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My next solo exhibition opens on Feb 5th and I’m so excited to show my new work – I have been working away on my new collection and will hopefully get them all finished by then 😬 The show will run for 3 weeks at Ballyroan Library @sdcclibraries and I will post more details soon 🙂 #newworlk #irishartist #joyscapes2022

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Good morning from the beach – had a fab walk and coffee before getting stuck into work now 🙂 hope you all have a lovely day ☀️☀️☀️ #beachwalk #morningmotivation #emmahiggins #joyscapes2022

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January sale !

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Quick pic from my messy desk yesterday – my sale is running away on my website for another 4 days – ( 20% off Prints / Cushions and Diaires) and I’m deep in creating my new collection- Today I worked on 15 new paintings – I had all the compositions worked out in my sketchbook and got them sketched out in paint today – I’m so ready to paint up a storm after such a long break – I find these past few years that I’ve zero time in Nov and Dec to create anything and I’m itching to get back at the easel by Jan ! So exciting to have a plan 😁 #newcollection #dowhatyoulove

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Anyone else dreaming of the beach ? I am always wishing January away and looking towards warmer times – this year though I’m headed to the beach to paint for a few days – I have my #joyscapes2022 exhibition opening in 4 weeks and I’m short more than a few paintings so I’m excited to escape for a few days to work on some new ones ( even if it is January and the beach won’t look like this ! ) – here’s one of my Joyscapes that sold a few weeks ago #keembayachill I’ll be posting all about my new collection over the next few weeks so watch this space ! #joyscapes #newcollection #irishartist #landscapes

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SALE starts today ! 20% off sml, med, large prints , CUSHIONS and 2022 DIARIES ! Offer code : BEATTHEBLUES Code valid until Jan 16th #januarysale #irishart #planning #homerenovation #addcolour

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Happy New Year 🥳! – goodbye 2021 – won’t really miss you ! But fun to look back ! Xxxx

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Happy New Year all ! – was just looking back on all the photos from this year and I’m very happy with my year creatively and so looking forward to the next couple of months. I took time off classes this year and really saw the fruits of having more creative time – hoping to create some new paintings for my next exhibition in February when I get back from holidays . Spending some well needed time off with the US family and getting ready for the party later 🎉🎉 Wishing you all great celebration of goodbye to this strange year , and all the best for a happier and much healthier new year ahead for everyone ! #happynewyear #newyearswishes #thankyou

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Hope Christmas week is going well for you all – winding down here – packing suitcases for post Xmas travel 🤞🏼 and getting ready for a spot of baking ! – love the smells in the house right now ! -this painting is now sold – lovely end to the year ❤️ Delighted that it’s found a new home ! 🏡 making plans for a full month of painting in January to get ready for my next show in Feb – it’s coming fast 🤦🏻‍♀️ Details of which will be posted soon ! Anyway happy Xmas week to you all hope the prep is going well 🎄🎄🎄🎄🎄#originalart #thewalktothebeach #irishartist

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Extended to 3PM today – last orders for Ireland postage !! I still have a couple of Diaries left – and some Xmas tea Towels 🙂 so get in fast ! And of course lots of gorgeous prints and paintings ! Tomorrow I will be setting up my gallery outside – back by popular demand 😂 for anyone who wants to collect orders – there’s still a few outstanding ones here in my hold box so feel free to pop by ! 🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁🎁 #santa #almostthere #christmasgifts #outdoorgallery #emmahigginsart

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Lush cushions ! Available at @dublincastle market until 9.30 this evening ! Website open and ill be having open air gallery next Saturday from 10-3 pm for anyone who wants to pick up last minute gifts ! 🎁🎄🎁🎄🎁🎄 loving it in here 🎄🎄🎄🎄#christmasmarket #dublin2021christmas

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Im gonna finish decorating my tree this morning before I head into Dublin castle market – I’ll be there from 2. -9.30 today. It so gorgeous in there very festive , lots of singing ( it’s amazing to hear a choir live after 20 months 😀 and yummy food ! I have loads of lovely prints perfect for gifts and lots of stocking fillers too ! #perfectgift #dublingiftguide #dublinmarkets #designermarket #madelocal #lovemadelocal

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