Emma Howell



An original painting from the hike up harp hill collection.


On the edge of Eling, we have a little beach, a joke really, named Goattee. It’s actually a beautiful walk; on one side we have lots of fields, a pebbly shore, boats in the distance at a marina, and on the left; dual carriage ways and container ships.

The swans of the tide mill island are like celebrities to the locals. When the wind blows you can hear all of the boats sails tinkling and different species of birds singing. I find it calming and comforting. Sometimes you see a kingfisher on a little boat wreck when the tide is out or in.

There is a hill with a church that sits on top of it. I can see if from my bedroom window and although a staunch atheist, I love to listen to the bells on a Sunday morning from my bed. Eling is a bit grey this time of year and we’re never far away from the sound of cars and horns from neighbouring bypasses. But it’s magic amongst the mayhem to me. it is still home and there aren’t many other places I’d rather be.


Acrylic, soft pastel and pencil on paper, 5″ x 6″, 2021.

Unframed – If you would like this artwork fitted into a bespoke wooden frame (natural bare oak, dark stained oak, plain white or plain black), please specify on the checkout page or send me an email after your purchase.

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