Gigi has been creating art for as long as she can remember, holding a pencil and drawing with her Spanish grandmother in Madrid, outside the Museo del Prado, as a small child.
After many years working and living abroad with her career path veering off in several directions, she returned to the UK four years ago with her children and based herself in ‘unknown territory’ – that is, West Sussex!
Her art can often be quite controversial and uncomfortable for some, as she touches on current subjects and issues such as racism, women’s rights, mental health and anything else she feels should be discussed. “I don’t want my art to just sit quietly and pretty on a wall! Today as artists I feel we have a responsibility to use our art as a platform to provoke change by helping others and never being afraid to open discussions.” Gigi has exhibited worldwide from the Grand Palais in Paris, Monaco, Milan, New York, The Other Art Fair in London and various other European cities.
Always excited to learn new artistic skills, for the past couple of years Gigi has been holding her own Encaustic Wax Workshops from her studio. “I love the therapeutic process of working with hot wax and especially during these crazy times, we all need to relax and get creative!” So why not get in contact and arrange for you or a loved one to attend one of her workshops. Gift vouchers are available.
Gigi is a member of the Pure Arts Group and has recently exhibited at The Small Holding restaurant in Kilndown, Kent. To contact Gigi call +44(0)7801 986854 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
For more information visit www.gigilopez.com
pictured at top: Gigi Lopez, ‘Pigs can Fly’ (detail) encaustic painting