About Emma Cownie
American Art Awards for the Category "World's Best Artists of Human Impressionism"
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An award-winning and best selling artist who has sold 576 works via Artfinder.
I blog about Art and my painting at //www.emmafcownie.com
I offer free shipping to the UK and North America.
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.