A face in remembered longing is different to that simply pining, as the source of loss is long since gone. Instead it has been replaced by a flickering recognition of longing via memory.
A brief remembering of loss and an afterthought of having forgotten this that was so important...and why it was so important.
These fleeting emotional expressions are what I saw in this man, lost in his thoughts of yesteryear and the painful heart piercing memory of once belonging.
"Oh how the heart hurts...,
When the mind remembers"
This is a signature type of painting for me - painting people walking around in their everyday lives. Painting moods, anticipations and atmospheres. Creating presence and pathos.
"Emma's paintings 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.
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
oil on linen canvas