Emily has always had a natural love for painting and drawing since her college years. In fact, she enjoys most things with an artistic nature to it.
Most of her life she has been a hairdresser, and within that industry, she has learnt makeup, special effect makeup, and then alongside it, facepainting and bodypainting.
It was when her children were born ( one in 2002, and the other in 2004) and she started reading them children's picture books that she fell in love with the idea of illustrating picture books. She loves the idea of being able to transport children (and adults) into an imagined world with characters that are limitless.
In 2017 and in 2019 she was awarded as one of the finalists in the NZ Storylines Gavin Bishop Award.
If you have any questions about her work or whether she can help you with your illustration needs, please feel free to contact her.