Category: Painting

In a meditative manner, to the music of Eric Satie’s gorgeous “Trois Gymnopedies”, I attempt to describe how working close to nature but in the city is a major influence on my painting, blending with my technique to create my artwork. In fact, place and painting are inseparable.…

Over the Mantelpiece.

This painting “A Summered Garden” is one of my favourite paintings, recently painted a few weeks ago. As such, it takes “pride of place” above the living room mantelpiece, beside my recent portrait of my husband and a small photo of our wedding, although Hattie, one of my…

My Attic Art Studio

I work mainly from my attic art studio as the sky light enables me to paint most of the day, normally from 6.30 am onwards. When the light fades I switch on a combination of blue artificial “day” lights so that I can squeeze a bit more painting…

Puffin Paradise

My recent return to painting after a week away saw me follow up my Puffins series of paintings – these are Pop Art type paintings of these lovely birds. The last Puffin painting “Puffin Paradise” sold after a few days! If only they all went that quickly  eh?…

Amelia and the Maroon Cat

Last week I painted a birthday present for my lovely niece “Amelia and the Maroon Cat”. I wanted to paint something that a teenager might like, which was kinda pop art and a little bit funky, something that showed Amelia’s personality but at the same time wasn’t a faithful…

The Image of Him

I painted this post fauvist portrait of my husband, Seamas, as a birthday present. The strange thing is that the further the way one steps from the painting, the more it resembles him!? I called it the “Image of Him” because some have said I have also “caught”…

A Busy Week!

Delighted to say it’s been a busy week on the limited edition Giclee front – here I am signing and numbering quite a few, ready for shipping to the USA, Australia and Aberdare! Most were bought as part of my 30% sale onArtfinder – artwork inspired by Wales! https://www.artfinder.com/artist/emma-cownie/sale/   

Self Portrait (after Matisse)

This self portrait is inspired by a painting by Matisse, “The Green Line” or “The Green Stripe”, also known as the Portrait of Madame Matisse,  which was a portrait of his wife. I just loved, the name, the use of different colours in the background and the bold…