Emma Cownie

Swansea, Wales, UK

Born in Hereford, educated in Cardiff, I am a professional contemporary artist who lives in Swansea. My work explores how light can focus attention on fleeting moments. By documenting the shadows cast in bright sunshine or by night time street lamps, I seek to catch a moment. As I am interested in painting people and places, intimacy and communities, streets and buildings I have found myself drawn to and influenced by American realist painters like Edward Hopper, John Register, Frank Hobbs as well as by Contemporary minimalists such as Christopher Benson, Leah Giberson, Tom McKinley, Jessica Brilli and Emmett Kerrigan. American art celebrates the mundane, whether people interacting in the street or buildings resplendent in the sunlight.

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