'The Cotswolds 2.0'
Cotswold-based artists Emma Howell (b. 1992) creates abstract paintings and drawings comprised of raw mark-making and intense washes of colour that work together to form landscape-like compositions. The foundation of her current work is primarily based on the sudden loss of her father in 2016. She’s nurturing a new relationship with the world that she had deemed tiresome and melancholic after the family's loss. Emma’s encounter with grief compelled her to build a deeper appreciation and more colourful affinity towards nature, society, and culture.
Now, as an active adventurer and explorer, Emma is taking you somewhere she’s been and showing you how she sees it, feels it and hears it. All her work is dedicated to her Dad, whose loss taught her how to embrace the adventure that life can offer. Emma lives and works in the regency town of Cheltenham. In 2015, she received a BA in Fine Art from the University of Gloucestershire, graduating with first class honours. She has exhibited work in Cheltenham, London, Cirencester, King’s Lynn and Amsterdam, and regularly sells to collectors across Europe, North America, Australia and The Seychelles via her website and thriving Instagram page.
Emma has collaborated with Hobbycraft on a variety of marketing projects and had her work published with Town & Country magazine and Cotswold Life magazine. Her work also exhibits within local business premises and is collected by a range of notable collectors worldwide. This emerging artist also continues to gain recognition within the digital world, with one collection, 81 Wild, (released in July 2020), completely selling out within a matter of hours upon its release on her website.