‘Paint Fit’ was a course that I invented in February 2021. The idea grew out of a realisation that many artists have the time, a studio space but sometimes lack the self belief, a routine and momentum to really push on with their work through the difficult stages. The support of like minded people helps, but having a Paint Fit ‘coach’ to get them going and not allow them to lose their focus and ambition seemed to be the missing ingrediant.

For an hour each morning, online, over 2 weeks I talked, motivated, demonstrated and gave them tools and processes to help them use the resources that they already had. I unpacked the process and stages of making a body of work. After the hour together we were warmed up and ready to spend the rest of the day in our studios working in a focused, positive way. We had made the commitment to be uncompromising and playful; open to the new possibilities of what might come up as we worked.

In February 2022 I taught Paint Fit again and worked with some wonderful artists who were very open and excited to be part of a group that shared and supported one another. This online exhibition shows how the course inspired them and has continued to feed their practise and help them make the paintings that they wanted to do. We still meet and encourage each other to be brave, bold and ambitious with our painting.

I will be teaching another 2 week Paint Fit course from October 31st – November 4th and November 7th – 11th 2022. Further details can be found here.

Emily Ball August 2022

Charlotte Wyatt



‘It is not the core idea-or subject-that is important, but what an individual is inspired to say about it that is new or different’ Delacroix


In December 2021 I sold my business to fund my art career. It was a bold and exciting move which is reflected in my work. I booked on to Emily’s ‘Paint Fit Retreat’ course and chose my subject matter. I'm interested in exploring my subconscious relationship with animals and the so-called animal behaviours in other people and myself. In a society saturated with technology and distractions I find it deeply necessary to connect with these strange feelings, behaviours and perceptions that seem immediate and eternal, visceral, spiritual and nurturing


With Emily’s unparelleled encouragement to paint intuitively and from the heart, my paintings have been created from the deepest inner part of myself. I draw my inspiration from relationships of all kinds-artist and subject, animals and human, humans and humans, energy, moods and instinct. It is important for my work to portray this and my subject is a channel for just that. I will always have my subject matter in mind when working on my paintings and drawings and the way in which I apply the paint or charcoal will reflect the sensations I am remembering or feeling, often using my hands to directly apply the medium to the substrate.


For any enquiries or to purchase any of the work, please contact me through the link below;



Friday, 12 August 2022
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Emily Ball at Seawhite,
2 Downs View Road,
East Sussex,
BN25 4PT
Telephone: 01903 743 537
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Emily Ball at Seawhite
Seawhite Studio,
Star Road,
Partridge Green
West Sussex RH13 8RY
United Kingdom