Press

“Dr Colin Niven of Alleyn’s had never tried oil painting and was keen to have a go, so I let him paint the colours on his tie. Technically, I suppose, you could say the portrait was done by Emma Kennaway and Colin Niven!

Extract from a feature on Emma Kennaway - The Conference and Common Room spring 2008

 

“It is a commonplace observation that a portrait is a painting in which there is something wrong with the mouth, the eyes or the nose, but with Miss Kennaway there is seldom any such problem, for not least of her qualities as a painter is a quite remarkable gift for catching and fixing a likeness”

William Packer Art Critic Financial Times

 

“Mandana Ruane was painted by Emma Kennaway, winner of the prestigious Garrick/Milne Prize for Portraiture

how can you show your face?  - The Financial Times Weekend magazine

 

“Because horse painting has such a strong tradition in British art, it is easy for critics to dismiss modern practitioners as unoriginal. Emma Kennaway stands in proud descent from Stubbs, but she builds impressively on the lineage. Comparatively few portraitists human or equine – can portray movement along with a likeness. That ability is particularly valuable to a painter of horses, and Emma certainly has it.”

Huon Mallalieu Art Critic Country Life

 

“One of the best equine artists in the world today.”

Harrods Halcyon Magazine

 

“Emma is an inspired artist with a superb technique, and she has an inborn sense of the spirit of horses. She succeeds in making a likeness together with movement which few artists have ever achieved. When looking at her work one can feel the sheer power of these animals and their perfect muscular form. Her accurate rendering of their anatomy is reminiscent of Leonardo da Vinci”……… “ this is the work of a genius.”

Marion Maitland Art Critic Kensington and Chelsea Today

 

“So refreshing to see such brilliant work instead of the usual old tat that passes for equine art.”

Jamie Reid FT How to Spend It Magazine

 

“Emma Kennaway is an exceptional artist with an innate sense of the spirit of horses, matched with brilliant artistic technique. It was a privilege to work with an artist of her stature and talent.”

Susannah Thomas Equine Director Makers Mark Secretariat Centre For Thoroughbreds, Kentucky USA