About Emma Loizides
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, gumball machines and fast-food menus.
Travel is a resource for her work, sketching and photographing road trips. She is drawn to colourful sunsets, interesting architecture, and all things Americana from palm trees to road signs. Recording moments of curiosity moving through a place, of being present. Strolling around the streets of London is also a source of inspiration. Emma often paints 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.
Emma’s work is rich with texture, inspired by artists such as Wayne Thiebauld, who creates a creamy consistency with paint. Her childlike, 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.
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.