Emma Howell

 

Artist Biography

 

Through her paintings, British abstract 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, with her boyfriend Jon and their Golden Retriever, Gibson. 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.

Over the last 6 months, Emma has been developing her new collection, Raw Honey, which was released on November 29th 2019.

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Artist Statement

 

Painting is to provide evidence of living, and a means to unfold new perspectives.

A deep navy hue could be a woeful moment or the colour of a gentleman’s jacket; a wash of pale grey could be a loving conversation or a typical British cloud; an earthy green could be a Cotswold hill or the colour of a weathered road sign; a quick, rough mark could be a moment of frustration or a tyre blow-out on interstate 81..

Through adventure and exploration of the near and afar, my work evolves from journal documentation of colour, texture, sound and conversation. By exerting the mind and body, mixed media is then applied to a surface to expose these perceptions and take you where I’ve been.

Open your mind and take my hand.

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Curriculum Vitae

 

Education

2015

BA Fine Art – First Class Honours

University of Gloucestershire

 

Exhibitions

2019

Fragile Nature – Selected Group Exhibition at Groundwork Gallery, Kings Lynn, UK

2018

Homegrown – Cheltenham, UK / Sponsored by Hobbycraft

2015

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

2014

Hans Brinker Budget Trophy, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

 

Awards

2019

Cotswold Painter of the Year 2019 – Nominee

Cotswold Artist of the Year 2019 – Nominee

2014

University of Gloucestershire: Travel Award to Washington, D.C.

University of Gloucestershire: International Exhibition Opportunity in Amsterdam

2013

University of Gloucestershire: PJ Crook Award

 

Artwork Collections

Raw Honey, 2019

The Moon Series, 2019

Some Adventures, 2019

The 1320 Miles Series, 2019

The How Series, 2018-

Homegrown, 2018

 

Publications & Features

2019

Lynn News – “Groundwork artists give message of hope at King’s Lynn exhibition

Groundwork Gallery – “Fragile Nature: Elspeth Owen, Paca Sanchez, Lotte Scott snd Emma Howell

Hobbycraft – Instagram Takeover on Friday 16th August 2019

2018

Hobbycraft – “How to Create a Large Scale Abstract Artwork

Candid Magazine – “Emerging Artists: Emma Howell

Hobbycraft – “Homegrown: An Exhibition of Painted Adventures by 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”

2017

Hobbycraft – “Meet The Artist: Emma Howell”

 

Collaborations & Partnerships

2020

The Hive Café and Wellbeing – Artwork Feature

2019

Hobbycraft –  In-Store Marketing, “Art Sale” Point of Sale

 

Notable Collectors

The Boat House Gallery

Fibre Marketing

Clare Elise Interiors

Margaret Byrd

The Drunken Mare

Munson Guitars