Emma’s artwork is admired by Jesse Lane, leading coloured-pencil artist
Emma Hodgson, a Year 12 student, was delighted to discover that Jesse Lane, a world-renowned artist, had commented and liked a piece of her artwork on Instagram. Emma has been studying Lane’s portraits which have won many national and international honours, including the world’s top award for coloured pencil work. His drawings have been featured in numerous prominent art magazines and publications.
Mrs James, Emma’s Art teacher, said: “Students were offered a range of Artists’ work to focus their practical work on this half term and Emma decided to study Jesse Lane’s work. Emma is an incredibly committed student who is flourishing at A-level. Her amazing technical prowess is clearly demonstrated by her study of Lane’s work. Her ability to manipulate materials and create a work of such precision is a testament to her talent and hard work. I am so pleased that Lane himself has recognised her ability and given a lovely boost to her confidence on social media.”
Emma said: “I have an art account on Instagram @ehodgson_art where I post some drawings every now and then. I posted my study of a Jesse Lane work, which is part of my artist page, and he liked and commented on it! I have found that Art has really helped me during lockdown, it’s given me a focus and time to enhance my style. I am definitely going to continue doing art as a hobby, after my A-levels, and add to my art account as I love creating drawings and find it really enjoyable to see the final product.”
Jesse Lane is a signature member of the Coloured Pencil Society of America and a member of the Portrait Society of America and the International Guild of Realism. You can find out more about his work at Jesse Lane Art