Emily Ball was born in 1967 in Colchester Essex. She went to Exeter College of Art where she gained a BA in Fine Art Painting in 1989. In 1999 Emily gained an MA in painting from The Surrey Institute of Art & Design, Farnham. She has exhibited at the RA Summer Exhibition and been a prize winner at the National Open Art, judged by Maurice Cockrill RA, Jennifer Durrant RA and Nicholas Usherwood. She is the CEO of 'Emily Ball at Seawhite', a highly regarded privately run art school in Sussex. Emily engages a number of talented contemporary artists to run courses including; Julian Brown, John Skinner, Gary Wragg, Nick Bodimeade and Andrzej Jackowski.