Passive Smoking

This painting is a new painting is heavily influenced by North American artists in it’s colouring and in it’s subject matter, namely the frisson that comes from human interaction, in the most apparently mundane settings. I loved this scene, as the man seems ill at ease and not sure whether to leave or remain. He may even feel guilty that he is kinda in ear shot of the couple’s conversation and may appear to be eavesdropping. He was there first and then the couple joined him, to eagerly gossip and have a quick cigarette break. They seem so comfortable in each other’s company compared to the man who seems very ill at ease, aggrieved at having to endure their their smoking and the drifting grey-white fumes.

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46 x 38 cm
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oil painting
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Emma Cownie

I was born in Hereford to a Welsh mother and English father and I have lived in several different English and Welsh towns during my life. I studied for a degree and PhD in Medieval History at Cardiff University in the 1980s and 1990s and I have lived and worked in Swansea since 1998. I have been a full-time professional artist since 2013.

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265 works in paintingprints

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