Emma Hercus

The Heart is an Octopus
The world Emma Hercus paints celebrates ‘Our Place’. The songs she hears upon its shores and the care of its creatures. The everchanging ocean and its view from her home in Plimmerton, Wellington serve as constant reference points in her paintings. Nature, day and night, the elements – sun, clouds and rain, the birdlife and their playful antics all play a part in the painterly narrative woven by Emma Hercus.
Winner of the National Contemporary Art award 2022.