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Emma Loizides

Born: 1980

Hometown: LONDON

Based in: LONDON

My fascination for all things Americana began at a young age. Cinema opened my eyes to the frenetic streets of New York in Home Alone, and I saw a glimpse of the big Boulevards of Hollywood in Pretty Woman.

My route into art wasn’t a traditional one. After university I started working in banking and enrolled in Saturday classes to learn oil painting. Travel became a resource for my work, sketching and photographing my road trips along the way. I am drawn to colourful sunsets, interesting architecture, and anything from palm trees to road signs. My sketchbook helps me record moments of curiosity moving through a place, of being present.

Strolling around the streets of London is also a source of inspiration. I often Paint idealised scenes of the city, devoid of people and cars, emulating a sense of calm, or even melancholy. Capturing the peaceful mystery of the early hours.

My work is rich with texture, inspired by artists such as Wayne Thiebauld, who creates a creamy consistency with paint. My romanticized paintings feature quirky buildings and expansive skies with pops of pastel neon paint. The saturated cityscapes are about escapism, offering the viewer a moment to contemplate. A short break from the chaos of city life.

They are also about fun and enjoyment, sharing the feeling of nostalgia I get looking over a twinkling skyline, painting an ice cream van or mixing the Florida pink that brings happy memories.

 



Emma Loizides In The Studio

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More About Emma Loizides

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

I am a self-taught artist and started out by doing short courses to learn about painting. I like to sketch a place first and take photos. From the photos and sketches I will make a smaller painting in my sketchbook to work out the composition before getting started on the main painting. I like to use several layers of oils on a wooden panel.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Fun, Colourful, Humour

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Wayne Thiebauld for his exceptional use of oil colours


Credentials

Exhibitions

The Royal Academy Summer Exhibition

United Kingdom, 2022

Christie's Charity Auction

United Kingdom, 2022

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