Emma Howell

You’re Not A Failure


An original painting from the four year wild fire collection.

Acrylic, pencil and soft pencil on paper, 6″ x 7.5″, 2020.


I’ve had a really difficult 6-7 years, with the last 2 being particularly difficult.  It’s been one constant battle after the next.  At the beginning of lockdown, I started to address something that wasn’t right within myself.  I felt like a failure, I hated myself, I blamed myself for everything going wrong, lacked confidence and felt worthless.  I had felt like this, one way or another, my entire life but I pushed it down. I told my wife about this on the weekend before lockdown started, although she already knew that I wasn’t exactly in the best of places.  A few weeks later, she told me she didn’t know if she loved me anymore.”


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: EH2020-88 Category: