Emma Howell

Fear Of Something New


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic and pencil on paper, 8″ x 10″, 2020.


“When I met my, now, husband, I was in a relationship that had slowly fizzled out. University had changed us and we weren’t compatible anymore. I met my husband whilst shopping for walking sandals for a holiday. He was working in the outdoor store at the time. He helped me find the sandals. As soon as I saw him the world stopped. It was like looking into the future. We laughed and joked and then he asked for my number. I was feeling guilty, but excited and nervous. Then ensued feelings of loss and more guilt for falling for someone else. Things came to an end with the boyfriend which was sad and scary because change is scary! Then I started dating my husband. It was a rollercoaster of fear of something new, adventure, excitement, giggling, discovery, love and belonging. He is the best person in the world and the other half of me.”

“One day, my thermometer at work said 42C outside. Overwhelmed, drained, happy, brain fog, sweat, tired, out of place, entertained, patient, love.”


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.

An additional £35 for the frame + an extra shipping cost will be invoiced to you separately.


SKU: EH2020-97 Category: