Hi, I’m Emily Lupita. I’m an artist & writer + Mama. I love travel and world cultures, flowers and interior design, and long-haired miniature dachshunds.
Previously an international educator, I launched this art studio in 2013 and run an Artwork Shop with Threadless. I’m also a caregiver for my two Autistic sons with exceptional needs, and write a course on Substack called, “Creativity for Caregivers.”
Emily Lupita Plum-Güçlü is an American Latina watercolor artist and digital illustrator. Her most recent book, I Believe in Seeds: Affirmations for Rewilding, received an Artist Community Gathering Grant from the BeWildReWild Fund at Iowa Natural Heritage Foundation. Emily Lupita is the winner of the Faulkner Society Gold Medal in Poetry. She earned a BA from Central College and MFA from Iowa State University.
Emily Lupita was previously an international education professional. She’s taught elementary, high school, and college courses in multiple countries, and served as a program coordinator and cultural consultant leading students on study abroad programs around the world.
About the Artwork
Emily Lupita’s artwork has been influenced by her childhood in rural Iowa, her Mexican American + Welsh heritage, and experiences in different countries, including Japan, Turkey, Mexico, Wales, and other inspiring places. Her first art show was in 2004 at the N.A. Gallery while she was living in Japan.
Emily Lupita uses her signature Lupita technique of combining multiple layers of color and pattern to create an environment of controlled chaos within the black lines of the subjects.
Emily Lupita has shown her artwork at festivals & community art shows in the United States including the Octagon Center for the Arts Community Artists Exhibit, the Waterloo Center for the Arts Juried Art Show, and the Quincy Center For the Arts Japanese Art Exhibition, among many others.
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Unique. Colorful. Lupita.
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