Welcome to the Elm & the Raven

Creative platform for artist, photographer and writer, Emma Coombes.

Located in the wilds of Southern Tasmania… Somewhere shy of the ends of the earth.


The idea behind The Elm & the Raven was to construct a place that thrives on creativity.

Celebrating the imagination, light, dark, beauty, chaos, and above all things, dreams.

As an artist, I specialise in photography, composite work, digital painting and writing. But life as a creative is ever expanding. We continue to grow, add skills and techniques to our reportoire and ponder the meaning of things. My aim is that this space be broad enough to encompass all of that. My growth as an artist and as a (generally) functioning human being, navigating the obstacles of existence.


Like all things in life, this website is a work in progress, I hope you visit often and we can grow together as I build more pieces, create more art, share my ideas and we can ponder together over the musings of life.


Be welcome here, and free to explore.



Wednesday MAY 04 - Friday JUNE 03 2023

Celebrating the life of the Deadwood. In nature and in the imagination.

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Brooding images of nature that encourage space and calm. I am attracted to stolen moments. Things that are lost and renewed with the passage of time. Ever changing, never the same. The seasons that pass, the passage of life and death, growth and decay.

Wild landscapes

Drawn to the rugged, wild beauty of Tasmania. A place that I am blessed to call home. A fairy tale landscape that conjures up epic journeys battling elemental forces and quests that test our courage. A powerful muse for storytelling and creation.

“In the wild places…
We find stillness”


Emma Coombes

Looking for a regular dose of calm?

Follow me on Instagram for a moody mix of nature imagery. A silent moment for deep breaths, beautiful scenery and spaces that inspire awe. A recollection of gentle things, childhood imaginings and a belief that anything is possible.

I created this space as a reminder to make time for our personal inner workings, often overshadowed by to-do lists, meetings, and responsibilities. I believe that amongst all the noise, we are being encouraged to ignore our independent voice. Through my art and experience, I hope to offer a chance to pause and take measure of our surroundings to live a more conscious life.