Emily Carr was influenced by Fauvism and Impressionism. Fauvism is a group of artists which were formed in the early 20th century, whose work used strong colour and emphasized painterly qualities. Impressionism was a 19th century art movement. It is used to emphasis light in its changing qualities. She is known as the most important BC artist of her generation. Her work expresses a spiritual connection to the BC landscape and documents First Nations settlements.
More about Emily:
"A West Coast artist who has been described as “Canada’s Van Gogh.” Born in Victoria, Emily Carr began with few advantages. She studied art in San Francisco, London, and Paris while struggling to fund her education.
Embracing the new modernist style, she came home in 1911 and applied her new skills to her favourite subjects — West Coast rainforests and the villages and artifacts of indigenous peoples. However, Canadian critics and buyers were not ready for her work and she abandoned painting for fifteen years.
It wasn’t until the National Gallery mounted an exhibition of West Coast art in 1927 that she received the attention she deserved. By the time of her death she enjoyed international renown that has outlasted that of her contemporaries."
Source: Canada's History