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ABOUT

Emma Loizides is a British cityscape painter based in London. Emma creates oil paintings of urban landscapes, candy hued street scenes and playful paintings of ice creams, palm trees and fast-food menus.  

After studying Spanish at university Emma started working in banking and enrolled in Saturday classes to learn oil painting. At 27, she moved to Las Vegas on an internship and had her first exhibition at the Bank of Nevada. 

Travel is a resource for her work, sketching and photographing road trips, recording moments of curiosity moving through a place, of being present She is drawn to colourfulsunsets, interesting architecture, and all things Americana. 

After 2 years in Las Vegas, Emma started working in communications in London. She would Paint idealised scenes of London in her spare time, devoid of people and cars emulating sense of calm, or even melancholy. At 40, Emma left corporate work to pursue her dreams of painting full time. 

Emma’s work is rich with texture, inspired by artists like Wayne Thiebauld, who creates a creamy consistency with paint. Her 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, or daydream. A short break from the chaos of city life. 

They are also about fun and enjoyment, sharing the feeling of nostalgia of looking over a twinkling skyline, painting an ice cream van or mixing that Florida pink that brings happy memories.[es1]  Emma’s work has been shown at The Summer Exhibition at the Royal Academy of Arts and Christie’s Auction.  She has sold work globally, and had work featured in the Hollywood Reporter. 

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ARTIST STATEMENT 

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. 

 

I have been told by people in the past that my work has a sense of humor which I love, I like to think that my paintings are uplifting in some way. 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.

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