Emma Howell

Paintings in Cheltenham: An Artist Exploring her Hometown

Emma Howell
24 July, 2018

Cleeve Hill and painting



An artist, a photographer and a digital producer wandered the streets and the hills of Cheltenham to photograph new abstract paintings that debut this August.



Located on the edge of the Cotswolds, Cheltenham is a regency town renowned for its horse racing, cultural festivals and areas of outstanding natural beauty. I was born here, in this beautiful place – and I’ll never take for granted.

Many of the new paintings exhibiting in my first solo show, Homegrown, were inspired by Cheltenham and its surrounding areas – so, here are a few fitting in with the townscape.


Queens Hotel and painting

Pen y Fan, 22″ x 15″, 2018. Queens Hotel.

Montpellier promenade painting

Pen y Fan, 22″ x 15″, 2018. Cheltenham Promenade.


Listen To Winter #2, 22″ x 15″, 2018. Next to Sophie Ryder‘s The Hare and the Minotaur.

Beer Gardens Painting

Pen y Fan, 22″ x 15″, 2018. The Beer Gardens.


Pitville Pump Rooms with painting

Listen To Winter #2, 22″ x 15″, 2018. Pitville Pump Rooms.

Cleeve Hill and Painting

Never Far From Colour #2, 22″ x 15″, 2018. Cleeve Hill.


Please join me at the opening of my show on Friday 3rd August from 7pm until 10pm above Aroundabout Sound on the lower high street, GL50 3JA.


View all the paintings exhibited.

Follow my practice on Instagram.

Photography by Matt Beard.

Frames by Regency Gallery and Framing.

Paintings by Emma Howell.