Artfinder artist Emma Cownie talked to ITV Wales and Wales Online this month about her journey to becoming a full time artist after a car crash left her suffering from PTSD.
Emma explains, “I have painted all of my life, but after the crash my style changed dramatically – it became much more expressionistic. Painting helped me through that very tough time and is still therapeutic.”
“I joined Artfinder early in 2013 and had sales success pretty much immediately. It felt so liberating to learn that I could sell my work online, and that there is a global audience for it. I have now sold paintings to countries all over the world including Australia, the USA, Canada, Malta, Belgium, the Netherlands and all over the UK.”
Emma has now used funds from her Artfinder sales to build a studio and art gallery space beside her home in Brynmill, Swansea.