As a trained Historian as well as being an artist, I feel the need to place my “urban minimal” paintings in context. I think it helps me understand the city around me too. Swansea is a town in which nothing in particular has happened. There was no workers’ rising […]
If you walk north of Brynmill, you start to go up in the world. The surburbs of Ffynone, Uplands and Sketty are perched on one of Swansea many hills. The houses that were built here after the First World War are big and spacious. Swansea, like the rest of […]
“Hollowed Community” exhibition of paintings by Emma Cownie at madeinroath festival 2017, Cradiff.
We took the train down to Cardiff on Friday to look at the venue for my “Gafnu Cymuned: Hollowed Community” exhibition in the madeinroath 2017 festival. It was great to visit Cardiff again. I used did my degree and PhD in Cardiff in the 1990s and I used to […]
Here is a view of the length of Bernard Street from the South end, looking towards Uplands. It was quite hard to paint as I felt that I was trying to capture an absence. The light cuts across an empty road. When I saw this scene late on a […]
Oil Painting of house on Grosvenor Street, Sketty, Swansea by Emma Cownie, contemporary artist.
I am delighted to have sold these two fab prints of “Donkey and Son” and “Blaze” to a collector in the USA. Remember the introductory price of £25 (and that covers shipping) last only until 8th October so order your Christmas gifts early! Animal Art Prints Gallery Bird […]
Painting of Brynmill’s now defunct library on Bernard Street.
Oil Painting of the former Brynmill Pub, “The Cricketers”. Part of the Gafnu Cymund: Hollowed Commity project for the Madeinroath festival, October 2017.
The Corner of Bernard St. and Marlborough Rd. Long before I came to Swansea in 1998, there used to be a corner shop and a post office, side by side on Marlborough Road. There were both there in 1986. There is a photo to prove it (see below). […]