Cotswold artist Emma Howell presents a solo exhibition at Cheltenham’s Sixteen Gallery; the show, entitled New Terrain, set to celebrate the evolution of her work since 2018, exhibiting previously unseen pieces alongside her most recent creations.
Dedicated to her late father Mark Howell, whose loss marked the commencement of Howell’s art practice and continues to inform her work as a constant influence, the exhibition is, in her own words, an “exploration of terrain as a concept relating to the individual.”
“Your terrain is not only where you live, the ground that you walk on and the environment that you immerse yourself in,” she continues, “it is also a word to collectively describe the biological components that make you a living, breathing and ever-evolving human.”
Working on paper and canvas using paint, pencil and pastels, Emma describes her work as the way in which she navigates life: instinctive and nurturing; the pieces a lens through which she explores her surroundings and intended to provide the viewer with a form of escapism.
Taking place at Sixteen Gallery, the show which runs from 16—29 September also features products from ‘re-inventors of pottery’ Sculpd, and a showcase from Munson Guitars, including a guitar that Emma painted in collaboration with the British custom guitar builders; a heartwarming tribute to her father, a former bass player. Artworks will be available to purchase throughout the run of the exhibition.
Touching and inspiring, Emma Howell’s New Terrain is a reflective exploration of the self, and demonstrates her continuing progression as an artist.