Through her paintings, Gloucestershire-based artist Emma Howell explores and reveals new methods of sensation and perception. She’s nurturing a new relationship with the world; a world that – after her father’s death – she had deemed tiresome and melancholic. 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 of her work is dedicated to her Dad, whose loss taught her how to embrace the adventure that life can offer.
Emma lives in the heart of The Cotswolds, in the regency town of Cheltenham. She graduated from the University of Gloucestershire with a BA in Fine Art, and has sold and exhibited work nationally and internationally across Europe, North America and The Seychelles.
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Painting is to provide evidence of living, and a means to unfold new perspectives.
Through adventure and exploration of the near and afar, my work evolves from the documentation of colour, texture and sound. By exerting the mind and body, mixed media is applied to a surface to expose these perceptions and take you where I’ve been.
Open your mind and take my hand.
BA Fine Art – First Class Honours
University of Gloucestershire
(Forthcoming, June 2019) Fragile Nature – Selected Group Exhibition at Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn, UK
Homegrown – Cheltenham, UK / Sponsored by Hobbycraft
ArtVenture Recent Graduates Exhibition, Cirencester, UK
Free Range Art & Design Show, London, UK
University of Gloucestershire Degree Show, Cheltenham, UK
Continuum Show, University of Gloucestershire, Cheltenham, UK
Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
University of Gloucestershire: Travel Award to Washington, D.C.
University of Gloucestershire: International Exhibition Opportunity in Amsterdam
University of Gloucestershire: PJ Crook Award
Publications & Features
Hobbycraft – “How to Create a Large Scale Abstract Artwork”
Candid Magazine – “Emerging Artists: Emma Howell”
The Local Answer – Artist Feature and Homegrown Promo
We Heart – Arts & Culture, Emma Howell Interview
University of Gloucestershire Alumni – Homegrown by Emma Howell Press Release
BBC Radio Gloucestershire – Artist Feature and Homegrown Promo
Hobbycraft – “How to Experiment with Watercolours”
Cotswold Allure Magazine – “5 Best Instagram Accounts To Discover The Cotswolds”
Hobbycraft – Instagram Takeover on Saturday 13th January 2018
Hobbycraft – “Meet the Makers: Catch Up Edition”
Hobbycraft – “Meet The Artist: Emma Howell”
Collaborations & Partnerships
Hobbycraft – In-Store Marketing, “Art Sale” Point of Sale