We are thrilled to be connecting with Emma Loizides again. Emma is an Artist and is also a content partner. Content partners help Voyage in so many ways from spreading the word about the work that we do, sponsoring our mission and collaborating with us on content like this. Check out our conversation with Emma below.
Hi Emma, thank you so much for sitting down with us again. For folks who might have missed our initial interview, can you start by briefly introducing yourself?
Thank you for having me! I am an English artist and I grew up in Muswell Hill, a leafy suburb in North London. I enjoy painting the urban landscape, colourful street scenes and cityscapes. I love to travel and I spent a few years living in Las Vegas, which inspired a lot of my paintings.
Tell us about your art practice?
I have been painting for around 15 years now and I’m grateful to have exhibited my work in the USA and England. Having always lived in the city I am drawn towards architecture; I take out the cars and people as I like the quiet of the early morning. I love colour and paint lots of sunsets and pink skies. Travelling has also influenced my work and I enjoy painting beaches and palm trees. I am a self- taught artist and learned about painting through lots of practice and a few short courses in London. I enjoy experimenting with mixed media but my favorite medium is oil paint.
What have you been creating during the pandemic?
I am very lucky to have my studio at home so I could continue to work. I did lots of walking and photographing the empty streets to paint street scenes. I also did a 30-day challenge where you do a painting a day for 30 days – that was hard work but great practice and I think I improved!
What advice would you give to artists just starting out?
Try not to compare yourself to others, there are so many great artists and there’s room for everyone…just keep creating and don’t worry about what others are up to. Also, remember to enjoy it all. Put your true self into it and the rest takes care of itself😃
Who inspires you and why?
A British artist called Lauren Baker really inspires me and I love the thought-provoking message behind her work.
Lauren creates beautiful neon artworks that radiate positive energy. Check her out on Instagram @laurenbakerart
What has been the best advice anyone has given you in your art career?
Comparison is the death of creativity…. Keep on your own path
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