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, #GreenLondon, 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.
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