Emma Howell

Listened To The Seals


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic and pencil on paper, 11″ x 15″, 2020.


Sunlight – there’s nothing like your warm embrace”


We used to hold hands on the beach. 

When I folded my fingers into yours, I felt for the sand in the hollows of your skin. The gritty sensation helped me to know that it was real. 

We sat and listened to the seals and watched them slip in and out of the water,  naming them when they resurfaced. Bonnie, Clyde, Seymour and Elvis. 

We found scooters and rode up the hills, mine was faster than yours and we laughed. 

When I glimpsed behind me, I saw the lines and folds in your expression, we were lost but knew where to go. We’re so far away now, the time, the distance,  I don’t know if I can ever be that happy.”


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 £40 for the frame + an extra shipping cost will be invoiced to you separately.


SKU: EH2020-104 Category: