Sketching out a future path

Posted on 13 June 2012 | Narrative

Now residing in Greece, Emma Papadopoulos tells how her career as an artist began during her education in York.

“I am a painter and grew up in York. I attended primary school in Haxby and later Queen Anne Grammar School in the city. Whilst at Queen Anne’s I had an lino print selected for a school’s art project at York City Art Gallery which I had produced when I was thirteen years old.

At the age of sixteen, a student teacher doing her practical training at the school encouraged me with a piece of abstract art I was working on and a year or so later I went on to do a diploma course in Art & Design before pursuing a BA (Hons) in Fine Art.

I have since been involved in a number of exhibitions, most notably I was selected for and exhibited at the Florence 2011 Biennale, in addition to numerous exhibitions in the UK, Greece and Cyprus. Since exhibiting at the Florence Biennale I have become an international published artist and have been invited to show work in New York and Mexico amongst others.

Though I now live in Greece, York remains close to my heart as I make frequent visits to the city throughout the year. Moreover, it was my experience of working under the afore- mentioned student teacher in York that inspired my decision to become an artist as well as achieving my first artistic recognition by having my work selected for a show at York City Art Gallery when I was just thirteen.”

Emma has a website featuring examples of her artwork. You can visit by clicking here.