Emma Howell

Love Is The Trauma


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

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


“Smiling but you can’t feel your cheeks. The landscape is a mass of navy and deep green, faces reflecting the firelight. A perfect October night with your partner, friends, and family.”

I feel trapped here. Surrounded and severely out of control. It’s claustrophobic. Loud. Pressing. Uncomfortable.”

“Everything is so complicated with this pandemic. In the end I really wish for a second child, my daughter is the greatest love of my life.”

“After everything, I realized how hard and violent his childhood was with his family. And probably, his bullying became his escape. Suddenly, I stopped hating him. Now, I have regrets. If I was mature enough during that time when he needed someone, I could have listened to him. Heck, I might have even fallen in 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: EH2020-101 Category: