"I am an artist & surface designer based in Sydney, Australia.
Art has always played a part in my life but it's not until 3 years ago when I went back to school to study design that I rediscovered my love of painting. I decided to embrace my creative path and I now paint full time.
Nature is a constant inspiration in my work and my brightly coloured abstract gardens and landscapes are inspired by the natural beauty of my adopted country Australia, and South Africa where I grew up. I was born in Cape Town and lived in London before settling in Sydney. I love traveling and learning about world cultures and in particular the symbols and patterns used in textiles and art.
When I'm not painting I design surface patterns as a freelance designer with my first collection Collected recently released exclusively through Emily Ziz Style Studio in Paddington."