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 !

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Original Paintings

Colourful, Bold and bursting with Joy, Original Acrylic Paintings on canvas 


Limited Edition Prints

Limited Edition prints are a budget friendly option to splashing your home with that colour you’ve been thinking of. 

Wildflowers Collection Cards

Homeware and Cards

Art Cards in Multipacks and Pimp your sofa with Limited edition Art Cushions .

Featured Products

What Our Customers Are Saying.......

Yeay ! It’s May – summer is on the way and things are looking up all around me ! – to celebrate I’m offering FREE SHIPPING to all Irish orders for the entire Month !!!! Please use code SHIPMAY on the website ! Hope you are all enjoying your bank holiday weekend 🥰 not long til we can all see each other ❤️ #thesoftday #mayoffers #originalpainting #newmonth #rollonsummer

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just added this print to my shop – click on link in bio ! #Itstartedinspring #stilllife #punchycolour #mixedmediadrawing

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Open air gallery 24/04.

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Been working on my new ‘happy’ landscape collection and am loving it ! Simple shapes – yummy colours -💗💚 hoping you all like them as much as I do – I’m visualising energetic colour that’s punchy and simple balanced compositions reminiscent of our rolling countryside 😉 #happyfriday #newwork #emmahigginsoriginals #irishlandscapes #hopeyoulikeit I’ll be outside with my paintings tomorrow if you want to stop by and have a look ! From 11-4 – 16 Woodstown Road x

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Said goodbye to #myfavouritethings yesterday too – my kids loved this one and they miss it already 🙁 – there’s still limited edition prints available online ! So delighted it’s got a lovely new home though 🏡 hope you are all having a good week – I’m painting in a child free house – things couldn’t be any better 😁❤️ #metime #lovingit

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SOLD ! Saying goodbye to this beauty this week 🥰so excited to see it go to a new home 🏡- if you feel like you missed out , there’s still limited edition prints available in a few different sizes ❤️ happy Thursday x #comeuptothesun #originalirishart #contemporaryirishart

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Coming at you with a daily dose of colour 🤣 heres #botanicstroll – original painting available from my latest collection – loving the sunshine this morning – long may it last 🙂 #florals #herecomesthesun #colourful #originalart

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Are you looking to brighten up your life with an original painting ? I just love original paintings and the value they can add to your home ! I make it a point to buy off people in my creative community every year if I can – original art can be expensive but worth every penny in my opinion ! I’m loving building a collection ( even if it’s still rather small ! ) – if I had an unlimited budget I can imagine that I would run out of walls !!! Anyway , like most artists I do payment plans for originals to make sure you get the one you want without the stress of having to pay for it all in one go ! DM me for more details if you’ve got the perfect spot and are looking to invest in a piece , if you’re nearby I can bring some pieces over to check sizes etc #shoporiginal #colourful #originalart #thesoftday #

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Happy Easter everyone – thanks to everyone who purchased Easter gifts all week 💛🧡💝- lots of happy dances done here 🙂 hope the sun shines and you have lots of chocolate ☀️🐣 We are chilling in the garden 🙂 ( again 🤣🙄) ❤️❤️❤️❤️ #eastersunday #sundayvibes #familytime #birdart #followmylead #addcolourtoyourhome #2ndlockdowneaster

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‘Come up to the Sun’ and lots of other brand new paintings and prints will be on display at my Open Air Gallery tomorrow from 11-4 – come by to have a look – lots of nice Easter gifts too 🐣 if you are within my 5km you are more than welcome to stop by and have a socially distanced browse ! #lockdownactivity #5kmwalk #saturdaymorningstroll #knocklyon #5kmfromhome 16 Woodstown road 🙂

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#comeuptothesun – one of the larger pieces completed over lockdown – heres the print version, original is 900×600 canvas floating in white frame – Framed prints are 8×10”, 12×16” and 16×20” ( pictured ) a perfect splash of colour for your home ! This print is packed with gorgeous zesty florals 🙂 Dm for more info on Original ! #artforyourhome #artinvestment #originalart

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Lots of prints of #theshelter being ordered for Easter gifts ! I have limited edition prints in 4 different sizes available ! DM for XL size – the rest are online ! This piece has gorgeous colours – perfect to add a splash to any room ! Happy Friday everyone 🙂 💕 #irishartist #irishartprints #interiorinspo #colourfulhomevibe Original painting also available 🙂 10% of all purchases today will be donated to @irishcancersociety @daffodildayy

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Lovely to have my tea towels back in stock ! They are a great token gift for anyone €14 handmade and printed with my design here in Ireland 💯 cotton twill 😃 #kitchendesign #kitchencolour #tokengift #happytextiles #pinkitup #kitchendesigndetails #irishdesign

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I absolutely LOVE how this cushion came out ! The Velvet finish makes them just pop ! I’ve just gotten restocked if you would like to order ! They are €60 – such a luxurious treat for your couch ! #irishinteriors #artcushions #comeuptothesun #irishbespokeinteriors #botanicalcushions

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Thanks so much to everyone who stopped by , purchased prints cards and cushions ❤️ or just to chat ! Was so lovely to see you all ! I think we are all missing social contact 😔 have a lovely weekend and I’ll be back out next time Saturday looks dry ! In the meantime my websites always open and I’ll deliver for free in Dublin or you can collect if you’re within 5km ! #outdoorgallery #openairgallery #sociallydistantexhibition

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Open air gallery 20/03.

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