A new oil painting as of today, 40 x 40 cm. This oil painting “Up Village Lane, Mumbles” is a naive painting of a rather lovely lane, Village Lane, in Mumbles, near Swansea which crawls up the hill from Swansea Bay.
The lane is a huddle of beautifully coloured cottages, of various pastel shades, which are especially colourful when the sun is out although their assembled ability to cheer the heart on a grey day is always appreciated too.
It is quite difficult to paint the front of Mumbles unless one is on a boat. I photographed this image from further around the arch of Swansea Bay with a telephoto lens.
Transforming an art studio into an art gallery – I have recently put some curtains for privacy and a few picture hanging rails onto the white walls of my art studio and it has really transformed it from a studio into somewhere where one can view art, serving as a private viewing space for artlovers to have a look at my paintings in “the flesh”.
Having this viewing space is designed to help artlovers make that final decision about buying my artwork. I have sold dozens of pieces of artwork this way and really enjoy meeting artlovers who like my artwork.
It also helps some artlovers to meet me and to get to know who they will be buying art from. It all adds to the enriching experience of buying art.
Artlovers also often like to hear about the inspiration behind certain paintings and this brings the artwork to life.
Although my paintings are professionally photographed some artlovers simply like to see the paintings in front of their very eyes.
Also artlovers can say, in advance, what paintings, in particular, they would like “hung” or displayed for them to have a closer look at and they will be hung on the white walls ready for them to view.
They can do this in the afternoon or the evening as the tracking lights enable viewing in the evening too.
“This is a new oil painting inspired by Ilston Cwm in Gower, near Swansea, Wales. It is painted in my ‘refractionist’ style, and shows the clear winter morning light falling on Ilston Cwm from the Parkmill entrance behind the public house. In early morning the light is clear, crisp and brilliant as it reflects on the mirror-like water of Ilston Brook, which meanders gently through the leafless trees of the woodland…”
A new oil painting – 40 x 50cm – “Ice cream with Nan and Bampi” – this people portrait is a snapshot of life in Brynmill, Swansea where I live. This is a refreshments kiosk in the picturesque Brynmill Park where we can see two grandparents, after the school run, treating their grand child to an afternoon ice cream.
I love the colours in the painting, they remind me of the bright bold colours of Ladybird books from my childhood. I am especially proud of the movement in the figures I think I managed to achieve; the caring consideration towards the grandchild illustrated in the movement of the grand parents. Bampi is a slang name in South Wales for Grandad.
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The quality of the painting is extremely good. Emma has been in contact with me throughout and the painting arrived...
The quality of the painting is extremely good. Emma has been in contact with me throughout and the painting arrived within 3 days. Overall very pleased and highly recommend
The painting I bought (The Yellow House) spoke to me of the Art Deco style often seen in posters of...
The painting I bought (The Yellow House) spoke to me of the Art Deco style often seen in posters of the period. I believe Emma terms this 'urban minimalism'. Some of her other paintings of people are largely in shades and highlights and suggest a keen sense of observation. I find the results very pleasing and relaxing. At the time I purchased this painting I exchanged messages with Emma and was delighted that she chose to reply on several occasions.
The seller was responsive and helpful, the art was securely packed and actually arrived sooner than I thought. The listing...
The seller was responsive and helpful, the art was securely packed and actually arrived sooner than I thought. The listing accuracy was spot on except, of course, it's SO GREAT to see the art right in your own hands. What a beautiful painting. I've brought a treasure into my home!
The advice given by the experts is to buy art which appeals to you, this painting certainly appeals to my...
The advice given by the experts is to buy art which appeals to you, this painting certainly appeals to my Wife and I. The painting has geometrically graphic appeal with bold colours with a subject close to my Wife's heart.
I was so excited to receive my picture which arrived very quickly. I think it was a day or two...
I was so excited to receive my picture which arrived very quickly. I think it was a day or two and the product was very well packed. Emma is a fantastic artist and she captures the essence of contemporary realism.