Twilight is one of those words that sounds like a contraction of two longer words – like fortnight used to be “fourteen nights” or Goodbye used to be “God be with you”. The word has Dutch and Germanic origins. It was first used in England in the 14th […]
Wednesday morning with was bright and crisp. I decided to the cold blue sky and bright autumn sunlight was similar to the conditions in which the original series of the “Hollowed Community” paintings were created. I want to compare the empty almost desolate streets of August with the […]
Article in South Wales Evening Post about impact of studentification on Brynmill, Swansea.
Oil painting of Brynmill Primary School by artist Emma Cownie
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 […]
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.