Hello, I'm Emma

Emma Allen head shotMy name is Emma Allen and I am a children's book Illustrator. I've had a love of painting and drawing since I was little, and it's still going strong! After leaving my role as Art Director at a magazine publishing company to concentrate on my growing family, I picked up my paintbrush with re-newed vigour and got creative. In 2012 I won 'Student of the Year' at the London Art College whilst studying 'Children's Book Illustration', and I now work as an Illustrator, a job that I truly love. I am passionate about children's books and find them a constant source of inspiration and amazement - the local library is one of my favourite places. I work mostly in watercolours and coloured pencils, with a little gouache, on watercolour paper, and I also love to illustrate in black and white using pencil, graphite and carbon on paper. I am always striving to improve and develop my craft and am inspired by all kinds of things but perhaps most especially by nature and it's beautiful colours. I am based in Kent, where I live with my family, and spend my time painting, reading books with my daughter and eating the odd bit of chocolate. Okay, lots of (too much) chocolate. My desert island book would be 'The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe'.   

Recent clients include Oxford University Press, Imagine That Publishing, Stafford House Publishing and Clear Fork Publishing. 

Emma is represented by Sylvie Poggio Artists: [email protected]

Crow illustration by Emma Allen Illustrator

All images Copyright © Emma Allen 2018