It all began with doodling in class...
A resident of Vancouver Island, the natural splendour of her home has, and continues to inspire Emily's art. In addition to being a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators, she's also a member of the Federation of B.C. Writers, and the Island Illustrators Society.
Having honed her artistic practise in the Visual Arts major at Vancouver Island University, Emily subsequently began her career as an illustrator. Working in gouache and ink, Emily's colourful illustrations leap off the page. Her most recent accomplishment is receiving the Star Committee Travel Grant, which she put towards her travel and attendance to the 47th SCBWI Los Angeles Summer Conference in 2018.
Her work focuses on telling the stories that are within everyone. Stories that speak to young people, which help them to better understand themselves, and the world in which they are growing up.
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