Emma Howell

New York


An original painting from the 81 Wild collection.


A lot of people would focus on New York City, where there is incredible diversity, constant movement, “concrete jungle” really does it justice. But when I think about a happy place in NY, I always think about the Catskills. Lush and green. The light shines through the trees and illuminates everything in pale green. Everything feels alive – but in a different way than the city does. The Catskills breathe determination in a way that challenges you to take on the next bit of trail.

When you step out into the rush of Manhattan, it’s overwhelming, towering, noisy, almost scary; you feel so small. But then you absorb the vibrancy, the colours, the fusion of cultures, the fashion, the action, the excitement, the smell of fresh pretzels.. and your scared feelings diminish.”


Acrylic, soft pastel and pencil on paper, 5″ x 6″, 2020.

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 £30 for the frame + an extra shipping cost will be invoiced to you separately.


SKU: EH2020-US32 Category: