cambridge contemporary art

Emily Powell

Emily Powell is a dynamic and expressive painter. Her work is filled with energy, from vast skies of broad brushstrokes to lively line work sketching out the land below. Ever present in Emily’s work is the joy of experience. Through free and loose compositions, vibrant with colour and gestural marks, she expresses the pleasure of being a part of a landscape or home, a moment as it stands apart from the next or simply the arrival of a cup of tea. 

Living in Devon, the natural world is fundamental to her practice and Emily regularly heads out to paint and sketch en plein-air. Repeated trips and thorough preparation in her studio beforehand afford her the ability to capture moments in time that she can share. Marking down on canvas a passing breeze, the warmth of sunlight on the back of her neck or the fleeting movement of clouds, Emily invites the viewer to become a part of her world.

Emily has already collaborated with prestigious institutions including the British Museum, National Galleries of Scotland, Museum of Modern Art (New York), Gallery of Modern Art (Glasgow) and L. Cornellisen & Sons on a range of commercial projects. Emily enjoys collaborative working and welcomes applications to work with her in the future.

The works illustrated below are intended to give you a taste of what the gallery has to offer, please email us on or call us on 01223 324222 to find out which pieces are currently available. Prices range from £325 -£1200.

Cambridgeshire Brights

92 x 77 cm



The Backs

100 x 66 cm


River Exe  91 x 61 cm  sold

River Exe

91 x 61 cm


Gog Magog

41.5 x 49.5 cm


Bright Days  102 x 102 cm  sold

Bright Days

102 x 102 cm


By the Sea, St Ives  92 x 77 cm  sold

By the Sea, St Ives

92 x 77 cm