Recent Testimonials

I have been on the Artfinder website since 2013, and during that time I have been fortunate enough to sell an incredible 788 artworks! I am very proud of the 254 5-star reviews that I have collected over the years via Artfinder.

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254 Five Star Reviews!

I also sell directly from this website, Facebook and through my shop on here on my website You can see some of the work that I have in the last year here.

So, I thought that I would share with you some of the customer reviews and messages I received last month from the collectors of my work on Artfinder.  They are the icing on the cake for me and my husband Séamas, who has been working incredibly hard packing and shipping my work whilst I am recovering from my broken leg & ankle. I often think that my collectors describe my work better than I can and love reading what they say. I am very happy that my work is appreciated and enjoyed around the world. 

After You Are Gone
After You Are Gone
The Red Roofed House, Ireland
The Red Roofed House, Ireland
Review by Maureen, I love these beautiful, atmospheric pieces. Emma captures her subjects to perfection. These two pieces are special to me as they remind me of my youth, growing up in an offshore Island in Ireland I look forward to seeing more of Emma’s work.



Winter Shopping
Winter Shopping

Review by Laurent- “This [“Winter Shopping”] is the third painting from Emma I have bought. As before, everything has been perfect… great communication, delivery in two days.. And it is a beautiful painting!


Donegal landscape painting
StormOver Inishbofin

Message: Dear Emma, The painting [“Storm Over Inishbofin, Ireland”] has just arrived safely. It is lovely and I especially like the contrast between the optimistic houses and the darkening sky! Best wishes, Katharine

Between Tides, Tenby
Between Tides, Tenby

Review by Cameron, Have been viewing Emma’s works & style for a while now so grey happy to finally have 1 of her works hanging in my home [“Between Tides, Tenby”].

Hazy Tenby
Hazy Tenby
Review by Elissa, “Love this painting [“Hazy Tenby”] which was despatched and received within a few days of ordering. Thanks so much, Emma”
Roshin Acres, Ireland
Roshin Acres, Ireland
Review By Helen, “We were so pleased to purchase the painting [“Roshin Acres, Irealand”]. It is beautiful and when it arrived it was what we had hoped for when we purchased it. It arrived super quick”.
Read more of my 5-star reviews on Artfinder here.
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A selection of older testimonials:-
Looking Back from Three Cliffs

 I received my painting from Emma yesterday and wanted to make a few comments in appreciation. It is so lovely to see it in the flesh, it’s fresh and appealing. I very much like the way the cliffs and water and sandbanks have been handled. It makes me want to visit the site in reality, so if ever I am in Wales I will make sure I visit it. I would also like to buy one of Emma’s town paintings, I love the way she abstracts and simplifies the buildings and light and shade. Thank you Emma for selling me your delightful painting. Glenda.

In The Quiet Shade

Dear Emma, We have once again purchased one of your pieces. We are delighted to have a Cownie Wall! Our selections so far are all of people. Your strong lines and composition help tell the story in the moment. And of course shade and shadow are your markers. We love all that you do. It is so wonderful to have many choices. And… keep delighting with new inventory. I am sure we will be back in the future. You have away of hitting life-notes. Your friends in Carmel, Indiana, USA Wendy and Jerry

Far Hill Above Cheriton

Yvonne (France). Far Hill Above Cheriton by Emma Cownie. I don’t have a special knowledge of art. I either like it or not. I may see why “professionals” call something art even if I do not like it. This picture I liked immediately, no I felt in love with. Every time I look at it now- and I do it very often – I am happy. Is it the coulours? Is it the quiet and peacful landscape? I don’t know. I makes me happy. It is as simple as that.

The Former Post Office

Kevin (UK) The Former Post Office by Emma Cownie . Beautiful picture. Thank you

This Is England

Alison.  This painting delights and surprises me every time I come across it in the hallway next to our front door. I love the colours, the way the main subjects of the painting are around the edges and how that draws your eye around the canvas. I love the dramatic light and shadows, the mix of life and emptiness, cleanliness, fullness and colourful pomp that is England. Thank you EFC, I’m sure I will be back for more.


Brandy Cove

Lorna. This artist captures the moment like no one else. Colour choice inspired, full of power and bite. Lovely chunky style. Tactile. Vibrant. I love all her work, bold and confident and highly evocative. Powerful.

  The Yellow House

David G (UK) The Yellow House by Emma Cownie. I was delighted to discover Emma Cownie’s art. Much of it conveys to me a very distinctive style which breaks down the complexity of everyday life scenes into the essentials of tone, texture and especially shadow. At one level her paintings seem almost simplistic yet they require keen observation of the essentials of a scene and its translation onto the canvas. 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.