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Emma Cownie

Joined Artfinder: May 2013

Artworks for sale: 426

(109)

United Kingdom

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About Emma Cownie

  • Biography

    An award-winning artist who has sold 460 works via Artfinder. I prefer my paintings to be purchased unframed.  I offer free shipping to the UK

    I have recently been placed in the American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism" with a feature in both The Huffington Post and in Hollywood Alert. 

    "Emma's paintings are lively and capture the fleeting moments of day and night in the Swansea streets. A very strong visual impact is derived from bold blocks of colours and an expressive palette that is widely used in modern art and pop art. The cinematic compositions and dramatic use of light and dark in her artworks, particularly in those night scenes where I observe some tranquility and alienation in a busy city, almost draw a subtle connection to the pieces of Edward Hopper.

    Her depiction of pedestrians and streets of Swansea in rain creates an enigmatic atmosphere which tempts the viewers for more and her 'refractionist' style is eye-catching. I particularly like the figurative works which I think capture the everyday nuances of normal people going about their daily life"

    Rise Art - Insiders Review

    I am a best selling, professional Swansea-based artist, specializing in oil paintings. I have exhibited in various galleries, online galleries, in print. I have been one of the top best selling artists on Artfinder over the last 4 years, with  hundreds of happy artloving collectors in four continents and numerous countries across the world. 

    I accept commissions either for revisiting the sources of artworks that have sold before or for painting new images that artlovers send me. 

    "Looking at Emma’s painting you may get a sense of Paul Gauguin’s use of yellow and red, Robert Bevan's blue green trees with purple, Henri Matisse’s simplification and exaggeration of form and Andre Derain’s bold definition of shape within the landscape. Emma likes the Fauvist simplified forms, use of lines and bold combination of colours. Emma challenges herself not to keep producing paintings in one style or influence, and is reactive to the scenes and feelings she is faced with when in front of a potential subject. She has created at the other end of the light spectrum too, capturing night-time urban, city scenes. There are so many subjects for Emma to apply herself too, as she is located in Swansea with so many different types of landscape close by - woodland, mountain and coast. It’s all about the light for Emma, capturing the excitement of it playing on her subjects. A true case of what's left out by the artist with a clever use of colour to take the viewer's mind on a journey into the depths of the image." Review – Gallery OMP, Hereford. 




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  • Awards

    2016

    American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism"

    I have recently been placed in the American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism" with a feature in both The Huffington Post and in Hollywood Alert.

    Show more awards Hide

    2016

    FineArtSeen's Art Award.

    Won a chance to exhibit in Spring/Summer Exhibition in London in 2017,

    2013

    Natur Cymru Art Challenge

    I won one of the awards for best painting of a nature scene in Wales

    2013

    Open Prize

    I was selected to exhibit my artwork as part of the Fringe Arts Festival in Bath, England, UK
    https://www.facebook.com/events/416269118472330/
  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: Artists From South Wales

    Dates: Nov. 20, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

    Venue: Malvern Theatre Exhibition Space,, Worcestershire, England

    A fellow artist and I from South Wales will be exhibiting over thirty paintings in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, from the 20th November 2016 to 8th January 2017.

    Event: Swansea Views

    Dates: July 1, 2016 - Aug. 1, 2016

    Venue: Brynmill Coffee House, Swansea

    Selection of my Swansea paintings. Prints and greeting cards are also available.

    Event: "Seeds of Change"

    Dates: March 29, 2016 - April 24, 2016

    Venue: Old Mayor's Parlour, 23 Church Street, Hereford

    Art Exhibition of various media.

    Event: Pop Up Weekend

    Dates: Dec. 10, 2015 - Dec. 14, 2015

    Venue: Noah's Yard, 38 Uplands Crescent, SA2 0NE Swansea, UK

    Art exhibition of my locally inspired oil paintings.

    Event: Pop Up Weekend

    Dates: Dec. 4, 2015 - Dec. 6, 2015

    Venue: Steam, Uplands, Swansea, Wales, UK

    Art exhibition of my locally inspired oil paintings.

    Event: Summer Group Exhibition of three Emerging Artists

    Dates: June 28, 2014 - July 26, 2014

    Venue: Gallery in the Square, Usk, Wales

    Artists who share a sense of brillant, bright, bold and colourful styles combine work to brillant effect for a month this summer, to coincide with the Flower and Music festivals and a Royal Visit!

    Event: Group Exhibition

    Dates: May 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

    Venue: Off the Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff

    A number of my bold and colouful paintings are now exhibiting at the Off the Wall Gallery, for the foreseeable future.

    Event: The Christmas Show

    Dates: Nov. 8, 2013 - Dec. 20, 2013

    Venue: Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

    Mixed Winter Art exhibition running from 8th November to 20th December and bringing together the best of painting, prints, ceramics, glass and jewellery from Wales and beyond.

    https://www.facebook.com/events/663274527040036/

    Event: The Big Picture Show

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2013 - Dec. 24, 2013

    Venue: The White Lion Street Gallery,, White Lion Street, Tenby

    The Big Picture Show
    A selection of large new works that really make a statement, by some of the finest artists we know.

    www.facebook.com/events/137283429802228/

    Event: Oil Paintings Inspired by Wales

    Dates: Oct. 22, 2013 - Nov. 1, 2013

    Venue: Art Wing, Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales, UK

    Selection of oil paintings by Emma Cownie - exhibition running from 22nd October until 1 November 2013
    https://www.facebook.com/events/507783205943850/ />
    http://youtu.be/ArWyCg4hcXc

    Event: Permanent Exhibition

    Dates: Aug. 5, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2015

    Venue: The Craftsman Gallery, St Helens Road, Swansea

    Permanent exhibition of selected works.

    Event: Refractionist and Pop Art Paintings

    Dates: July 23, 2013 - Aug. 6, 2013

    Venue: Noah's Yard, 38 Uplands Crescent, SA2 0NE Swansea, UK

    https://www.facebook.com/events/648215308537385/

    Event: Summer Open

    Dates: July 15, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2013

    Venue: MOMA Wales Y Tabernacl,, Heol Penrallt, SY20 8AJ Machynlleth

    https://www.facebook.com/events/504408409630432/

    Event: Summer Exhibition

    Dates: July 12, 2013 - Aug. 22, 2013

    Venue: The Nick Holly Studio Gallery, Exchange Building Cambrian Place Swansea SA1 1SE

    https://www.facebook.com/events/473068679443668/

    Event: Summer Open

    Dates: June 22, 2013 - July 28, 2013

    Venue: Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS

    https://www.facebook.com/events/121564964721532/

Links


Awards

2016

American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism"

I have recently been placed in the American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism" with a feature in both The Huffington Post and in Hollywood Alert.

Show more awards Hide

2016

FineArtSeen's Art Award.

Won a chance to exhibit in Spring/Summer Exhibition in London in 2017,

2013

Natur Cymru Art Challenge

I won one of the awards for best painting of a nature scene in Wales

2013

Open Prize

I was selected to exhibit my artwork as part of the Fringe Arts Festival in Bath, England, UK
https://www.facebook.com/events/416269118472330/

There are no upcoming events

Show previous events Hide previous events

Previous events

Event: Artists From South Wales

Dates: Nov. 20, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

Venue: Malvern Theatre Exhibition Space,, Worcestershire, England

A fellow artist and I from South Wales will be exhibiting over thirty paintings in Malvern, Worcestershire, England, from the 20th November 2016 to 8th January 2017.

Event: Swansea Views

Dates: July 1, 2016 - Aug. 1, 2016

Venue: Brynmill Coffee House, Swansea

Selection of my Swansea paintings. Prints and greeting cards are also available.

Event: "Seeds of Change"

Dates: March 29, 2016 - April 24, 2016

Venue: Old Mayor's Parlour, 23 Church Street, Hereford

Art Exhibition of various media.

Event: Pop Up Weekend

Dates: Dec. 10, 2015 - Dec. 14, 2015

Venue: Noah's Yard, 38 Uplands Crescent, SA2 0NE Swansea, UK

Art exhibition of my locally inspired oil paintings.

Event: Pop Up Weekend

Dates: Dec. 4, 2015 - Dec. 6, 2015

Venue: Steam, Uplands, Swansea, Wales, UK

Art exhibition of my locally inspired oil paintings.

Event: Summer Group Exhibition of three Emerging Artists

Dates: June 28, 2014 - July 26, 2014

Venue: Gallery in the Square, Usk, Wales

Artists who share a sense of brillant, bright, bold and colourful styles combine work to brillant effect for a month this summer, to coincide with the Flower and Music festivals and a Royal Visit!

Event: Group Exhibition

Dates: May 1, 2014 - Dec. 31, 2014

Venue: Off the Wall Gallery, Llandaff, Cardiff

A number of my bold and colouful paintings are now exhibiting at the Off the Wall Gallery, for the foreseeable future.

Event: The Christmas Show

Dates: Nov. 8, 2013 - Dec. 20, 2013

Venue: Oriel Ceri Richards Gallery, Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea

Mixed Winter Art exhibition running from 8th November to 20th December and bringing together the best of painting, prints, ceramics, glass and jewellery from Wales and beyond.

https://www.facebook.com/events/663274527040036/

Event: The Big Picture Show

Dates: Nov. 1, 2013 - Dec. 24, 2013

Venue: The White Lion Street Gallery,, White Lion Street, Tenby

The Big Picture Show
A selection of large new works that really make a statement, by some of the finest artists we know.

www.facebook.com/events/137283429802228/

Event: Oil Paintings Inspired by Wales

Dates: Oct. 22, 2013 - Nov. 1, 2013

Venue: Art Wing, Grand Theatre, Swansea, Wales, UK

Selection of oil paintings by Emma Cownie - exhibition running from 22nd October until 1 November 2013
https://www.facebook.com/events/507783205943850/ />
http://youtu.be/ArWyCg4hcXc

Event: Permanent Exhibition

Dates: Aug. 5, 2013 - Aug. 3, 2015

Venue: The Craftsman Gallery, St Helens Road, Swansea

Permanent exhibition of selected works.

Event: Refractionist and Pop Art Paintings

Dates: July 23, 2013 - Aug. 6, 2013

Venue: Noah's Yard, 38 Uplands Crescent, SA2 0NE Swansea, UK

https://www.facebook.com/events/648215308537385/

Event: Summer Open

Dates: July 15, 2013 - Aug. 31, 2013

Venue: MOMA Wales Y Tabernacl,, Heol Penrallt, SY20 8AJ Machynlleth

https://www.facebook.com/events/504408409630432/

Event: Summer Exhibition

Dates: July 12, 2013 - Aug. 22, 2013

Venue: The Nick Holly Studio Gallery, Exchange Building Cambrian Place Swansea SA1 1SE

https://www.facebook.com/events/473068679443668/

Event: Summer Open

Dates: June 22, 2013 - July 28, 2013

Venue: Oriel Q, Queens Hall Gallery, High Street, Narberth, Pembrokeshire, SA67 7AS

https://www.facebook.com/events/121564964721532/

Biography

An award-winning artist who has sold 460 works via Artfinder. I prefer my paintings to be purchased unframed.  I offer free shipping to the UK

I have recently been placed in the American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism" with a feature in both The Huffington Post and in Hollywood Alert. 

"Emma's paintings are lively and capture the fleeting moments of day and night in the Swansea streets. A very strong visual impact is derived from bold blocks of colours and an expressive palette that is widely used in modern art and pop art. The cinematic compositions and dramatic use of light and dark in her artworks, particularly in those night scenes where I observe some tranquility and alienation in a busy city, almost draw a subtle connection to the pieces of Edward Hopper.

Her depiction of pedestrians and streets of Swansea in rain creates an enigmatic atmosphere which tempts the viewers for more and her 'refractionist' style is eye-catching. I particularly like the figurative works which I think capture the everyday nuances of normal people going about their daily life"

Rise Art - Insiders Review

I am a best selling, professional Swansea-based artist, specializing in oil paintings. I have exhibited in various galleries, online galleries, in print. I have been one of the top best selling artists on Artfinder over the last 4 years, with  hundreds of happy artloving collectors in four continents and numerous countries across the world. 

I accept commissions either for revisiting the sources of artworks that have sold before or for painting new images that artlovers send me. 

"Looking at Emma’s painting you may get a sense of Paul Gauguin’s use of yellow and red, Robert Bevan's blue green trees with purple, Henri Matisse’s simplification and exaggeration of form and Andre Derain’s bold definition of shape within the landscape. Emma likes the Fauvist simplified forms, use of lines and bold combination of colours. Emma challenges herself not to keep producing paintings in one style or influence, and is reactive to the scenes and feelings she is faced with when in front of a potential subject. She has created at the other end of the light spectrum too, capturing night-time urban, city scenes. There are so many subjects for Emma to apply herself too, as she is located in Swansea with so many different types of landscape close by - woodland, mountain and coast. It’s all about the light for Emma, capturing the excitement of it playing on her subjects. A true case of what's left out by the artist with a clever use of colour to take the viewer's mind on a journey into the depths of the image." Review – Gallery OMP, Hereford. 




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