Emily Ponsonby is a British artist, living and working in the Cotswolds. Her work delves below the skin to question how it really feels to be nude, to be natural and to be of the earth.


It is a state of mind, of vitality, honesty and curiosity that she strives to draw from the layers of her paintings. A gentle dialogue between subject and artist that transcends time and place. It is this essence of timelessness that draws her to the nude. She helps her models see their bodies through the eyes of an artist. To see them for the beauty of their existence with every breath they inhale.


Her current work explores the remedial effects of water. The feeling of physical and mental weightlessness when fully submerged and the rush of endorphins that race through the body post emerging from dark, silky waters. 






BUCOLIA | Blue Shop Cottage Gallery

Works On Paper | Blue Shop Cottage Gallery

Reaction in Seclusion | Online Exhibition 

Sophie Breitmeyer | Pewes Terrace, London 

Liberty London | Stocklist 

The Summer Show | Josie Eastwood Fine Art, Hampshire 

Herstory – Women In Art | Maddox Gallery, London 



Solo: BARE | Noho Studios, London 

Solo: HUMAN LANDSCAPES | Green & Stone Gallery, London 

Solo: The Naked Truth | Villa Africa, Cape Town, South Africa 



Tiny Treasures | Group show. Belville, South Africa

Second Nature | Group show. Cape Town, South Africa

Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition | Mall Galleries, London.



British Art Portfolio - Winter Exhibition | The Studio, London

HAIR | Chelsea Waterside ArtSpace, London

Solo: SOAK | Avenue Studios, London

M Restaurant |  Threadneedle Street, London 

The Royal Society of British Artists | Mall Galleries  

British Art Portfolio | Northamptonshire 



The Sloane Club | London 

Partridges of Chelsea | London 

The ING Discerning Eye Exhibition | Mall Galleries, London

Violet Beauregarde's Gum Exhibition | White Conduit Projects, London 



The Pickle Factory | London 

Art At Butterford | Dartmoor



Royal Society of Oil Painters | Mall Galleries, London 

Royal West of England Academy | Bristol 

The Society of Women Artists Annual Exhibition | Mall Galleries, London. 

Platform: An Exhibition The Strand Gallery | London



Shortlisted for the BP Portrait Awards | London 

Annual Exhibition of the Edinburgh Art & Sketching Club

VAS, The Royal Scottish Academy | Edinburgh 


Artist Residency - Vila Lena, Italy - 2021