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emma cownie

Born in Hereford, educated in Cardiff, I am a professional artist who lives in Swansea. I love light and colour.

In my art I am drawn to light and shadows and how they shape our emotions, whether it is moonlight on the sea, summer sun on a British beach, the shadows under chestnut trees in an autumn park or thin spring sunshine on daffodils.
I remember visiting the South of France as a teenager and being mesmerized by the dazzling light, I have been attempting to capture that excitement about light in my paintings ever since.I aim to make people look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary beauty in it.

Proud Poetry

Homes is important to me. It’s part of the reason why I love painting people’s homes and streetscapes. David Fry sent me some beautiful poetry about a house I painted in swansea.

Walking the Gower Coast: Port Eynon to Rhossili Part 1

Port Eynon is my favourite Gower place to visit in summer because it always has plenty of space on the beach, a shallow sea which warms up in the British sun and a wonderful gift shop full of the sort of junk that is absolutely necessary on a beach holiday (kites, snorkels, body boards, flip-flops, rock, postcards), a surf shop, ice cream kiosks  and best of all not one but two fish & chip shops.