Emz is a contemporary artist, living and working from her home studio in South West London. Her work is strongly influenced by nature and the great outdoors, having grown up on a National Trust farm on the Stourhead estate. She has a particular interest in impressionism and likes to make paintings that focus on bold colour and a striking marks. Emz has painted all her life, and after a successful career in the city and then in TV, she took it up professionally after having her daughter in 2017. Since then, Emz has completed a foundation at the London Fine Art Studios, won a scholarship to the Creative Visionary Programme 2019 and sells work online and through First View Gallery in Wiltshire.
Emz has been disabled all her adult life following a failed hip replacement when she was just 18. Painting is has played a huge part in her mental health and acceptance of the disability. It allows her the space to feel herself again and has helped a huge deal to come to terms with life with reduced mobility.
In 2020, she embarked on a series of work, #GreenLondon, which celebrates all the amazing green spaces in London. Since the recent COVID - 19 pandemic, this work feels increasingly relevant as green spaces are being used for the vital piece of daily exercise. Painting these landscapes is also a very cathartic exercise for her, taking her back to the times when she could walk for hours into these spaces. These paintings are are available to view at David Lloyd in Raynes Park from 26th April 2021.
In 2021 Emz is working on an art installation with big ambition, a direct result of some traumatic events she faced during lockdown. To be one of the first to hear more about this project, sign up to my mailing list below.
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