About me

Emily Lovejoy, owner of Lovejoy Creative, is a New Orleans based artist, photographer, and interior designer. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting from the University of New Orleans in 2012. Since then she has managed galleries, and curated multiple group exhibitions in addition to maintaining a strong studio practice. In 2020 she founded Lovejoy Creative, which is a creative business focusing on art, interior design, photography and art consultation.

"I have always know my gift has to do with beauty and the way I see the world, but until recently I had no idea it would take me into the design world. At my core I believe beauty and good design can feed the soul and ground us in the present moment. I've experienced this as true in my life as I built and designed my dream home in 2019 and 2020. The entire space allows me to sink into being and focus on the work that lights me up."

Lovejoy mainly examines identity through her painting practice, where the contrast between real and surreal is confronted through a lens of bold imagery and hypnogogic colors. Her subjects, seemingly existing in parallel worlds, tempt the viewer to stay and interpret their own projections. The goal is to invoke an emotional response with contemporary composition, and modern surrealism. In her painting as well as her photography it is essential for Lovejoy to record her subjects and capture not only their likeness, but also a sense of their personality and they time they live in. As a photographer Emily focuses on architecture, interiors, portraiture, and still life.