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 was an art scholar at school and took twelve years out from painting to go to university, get a city job and become a mum. Since having her daughter, Martha, Emz 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 fundamental to her 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.
Her current series of work, Green London, 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. Emz has recently been taking part in an online exhibition with Highgate Contemporary Art, selling work to raise money for #feedthenhs and is in the process of completing a portrait of one of our NHS heroes thanks to the amazing idea of artist Tom Croft. To hear more about her work, sign up for her newsletter.