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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.

Mount Errigal from Ballymanus Beach, Donegal

Donegal

Donegal is at the north-western corner of the Republic of Ireland. Facing out towards everything the Atlantic has to through at it. It is very big, very beautiful and very empty.

Cows in Art (part 2)

In last two thousand years the cow has gone from a symbol of sacrifice, service and strength, to a commodity and a status symbol and most recently in the work of Hirst, to something whose dismembered carcass is designed to shock and repulse viewers.  

Beautiful Cow

So I was inspired to revisit the subject of cows in my painting I decided to use this approach, changing the background to look like a studio setting, to give the painting more of  Renaissance feel. 

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