THIS IS ME
A REGULAR INSIGHT INTO SUNSHINE COAST PERSONALITIES
Raised at Sunshine Beach and now working from her home studio in the Noosa hinterland, Emma Nancarrow is a painter with a love of interiors.
During her career, Emma has had a sell-out solo exhibition and successful group exhibitions. Her work has been on permanent display at numerous highly-regarded galleries.
She is currently hosting an exhibition, The Interior Series, at the Butter Factory Arts Centre in Maple St, Cooroy. The exhibition is open Tuesdays to Sundays, from 10am to 3pm, until February 26.
1 Favourite time of day and why?
I’m an early riser. I love that first cup of tea before the rest of the family wakes up.
2 What excites you?
Work-wise, it’s definitely selling a piece of my artwork. I love thinking of where that piece is off to and what it will look like in its new home.
3 Favourite sport? Player or spectator?
Equestrian. I grew up riding and competing. It’s still my favourite sport. Currently, I’m a spectator/cheerleader of my two boys’ school sports.
4 Best childhood memory?
Long days at Sunshine Beach with my family and the slow climb up the hill along the bush track home.
Also, lots of camping with family and friends at North Shore and Fraser Island. We had so much fun.
They are treasured memories that we still all laugh about. 5 Where were you born?
I was born in Brisbane and my parents drove the four hours home to Sunshine Beach with me a few days later. Apparently my crib was in the sun the whole car trip home and I had heatstroke. Rookie mistake from first-time parents.
6 Where would you like to holiday? Anywhere in Australia. I love exploring our own backyard. My favourite places so far have been Uluru and North West Island.
7 Cats or dogs? Do you have a pet? Dogs! We have a golden cocker spaniel, Molly. She’s the best dog in the whole world. We live on acreage so we also have two horses, chickens and cattle.
8 Who are your heroes?
My Mum and Dad, of course. They’re good people.
9 Dream job?
10 What will you be doing in 10 years?
Hopefully, hanging with friends and family, enjoying our gorgeous Coast and all it has to offer. I also hope I’ve won the Lotto by then.
11 What’s the best thing about living on the Sunshine Coast?
The list is huge. I love living on the Coast, but being able to raise my kids in the same environment that I was raised in and seeing them enjoy the best of the bush and beach and having so many opportunities available to them is probably top of the list.