Emma Ashby: Flores Aquae


The Show:

Emma Ashby's Flores Aquae will be exhibited from March 26 through April 18, 2014.  Ms. Ashby works in the medium of encaustics (wax), which will be a first in the history of our Outstanding Artist Series! This series features the works of local, regional, and national artists in the Peter Remis Lobby Gallery of The Wilkie Center for the Performing Arts. 


Opening Reception:

Friday, March 28, 2014   6:00 - 8:00 p.m.


The Artist:

Emma Ashby is based in Portsmouth NH where she has a studio and works as an artist and encaustic instructor. She has a Masters degree from the Royal College of Art and worked for several years as textile designer in the London Fashion Industry. Emma is a member of the New Hampshire Art Association and the International Encaustic Artists (IEA).


I am continually inspired by the beauty and complexity of the natural world. The endless

discovery of colors, textures and patterns; the cycle of growth and decay; the fragility of

life, appealing to be remembered.


It explains my passion for the encaustic medium – the intensity of the pigments, the

movement of the wax, the ability to create different textures and sculptural forms to try and

encapsulate the essence of nature.

Please visit to learn more.


Viewing the Works:

The gallery is open for self-guided viewing between 8:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, and by chance or appointment on weekends.  (Call 978-499-3230 to schedule a weekend visit).


Getting Here:

The Governor's Academy is directly off of Route 1, and I-95 is only 2.5 miles away.  Type "1 Elm Street, Byfield MA" into your navigation system and it will deliver you to the Wilkie Center!  For a map of campus, click here.


Upcoming Gallery Exhibits:

Daniel Mosher Long: Juxtapose coming April 23, 2014