Emma Cousin

Emma Cousin

Emma is a painter, writer, curator and poet based in South East London. She has exhibited widely across London and the UK, was shortlisted for the John Moores Painting Prize and has paintings in MOMA Wales and the Institute of Art Sienna, as well as private collections. She writes for Silhouette Press, Different Skies and The Learned Pig. She has a BA from the Ruskin School of Art, Oxford University where her passion for experimentation in drawing and oil paint began.

Going to Ground

Root systems as a metaphor for friends, family and routines: new lockdown garden paintings and drawings by artist Emma Cousin.

Lead drainpipe


  With drains for legs the rain runs off you And though it’s always cold, (with lead for legs) it’s not wet. Black roots are hard but damp liquorice runs…