Emma Howell

Vineyards, Bread And Chorizo


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic, soft pastel and pencil on paper, 15″ x 22″, 2020.


My brother and I went to visit him in Gandía, Spain when I was 16. Most of the days consisted of him going to work and leaving us at the house all day. It made me angry. I didn’t understand why he couldn’t spend all of his time with us. His house overlooked green vineyards and the ocean, with a swimming pool and contained barely any food. In the mornings, my brother and I would eat bread and chorizo, then wait for him to get home. I realized that swimming was the best way for me to work through my anger and resentment towards him.

We left after a few weeks of staying there and I haven’t seen him since then. 6 months later, he died of a heart attack. This was 7 years ago. I’ve worked through it a lot, and have forgiven myself for the things I said to him, but I’ll never forget it. It’s been a long time, and I honestly wasn’t even planning on writing about this, but sometimes the grief takes over for a bit.”


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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SKU: EH2020-109 Category: