I'M EMILY. I'M A PASSIONATE WELSH ARTIST CHASING MY DREAM OF CREATING COLOURFUL PAINTINGS EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.
I live in South Wales with my husband Matthew, our daughter Elvia and our excitable chocolate Labrador Womble.
I grew up in a small seaside village, and have loved art all of my life. I vividly remember being no more than four years of age staring at a painting on a wall and being utterly transfixed. From that moment forward, I knew that I needed to become an artist.
My initial fear of becoming a 'starving artist' drove me to study Psychology at university and put me on a path that I didn't really want to follow. Since working in several offices for a few years, I made the somewhat scary decision to begin chasing my dream of sharing my art with others. To my delight, people wanted to buy my work and the rest is history!
There have been moments of frustration, fear and uncertainty, but my passion and determination keeps me creating the art I love, and I haven't looked back since.
My psychology studies have inspired me to create works of art that are aimed at simply making people feel happy.
It never ceases to amaze me how art can have such an uplifting impact on our emotional well-being and connect with us on all levels. Emotions are the spirit of life, and I am extremely passionate about capturing them in my work.
Painting is my way of celebrating my time on earth. We are on this lovely, weird little planet for such a fleeting time it would be senseless not to follow our hearts.
SEPTEMBER 2018 'Head in the clouds' :The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl (Solo show)
FEBRUARY 2018 Steak of the Art, Cardiff (Group show)
MAY 2016 'Celebrating Colour' : St Donat's Art Centre, Llantwit Major (Solo show)
FEBRUARY 2016 Parallax Art Fair, London (Group show)
JANUARY 2016 'Landscapes' : Urban Coffee, Coventry (Group show)
JANUARY 2015 'Emily Louise Heard' : The Grand Pavilion, Porthcawl (Solo show)
SEPTEMBER 2014 Evesham Art Centre (Group show)
JUNE 2014 The Regal, Evesham (Solo show)
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