Born in Hereford, educated in Cardiff, I am a self-taught artist who lives in Swansea. I love light and colour. In my art I am drawn to light and shadows and how they shape our emotions. I use oil on linen canvas mainly. I remember visiting the South of France as a teenager and being mesmerized by the dazzling light, I have been attempting to capture that excitement about light in my paintings ever since. I particularly love the natural world, animals and landscapes. I am also drawn to empty places like churchyards, woods and hills. When I paint in oils I usually paint the light first and then layer the shadows and mid-tones. I try and make my colours bold and bright but as realistic as possible. I aim to make people look at the ordinary and see the extraordinary beauty in it.
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About Emma Cownie
Based in Swansea, United Kingdom. member for 3 Years
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 two 1/2 years and sold widely on other online galleries. I have had hundreds of happy artloving customers before in four continents, my artwork hangs in homes across the world, in numerous countries. If you want to commission an artwork please contact me here email@example.com