Today we’re really pleased to welcome Emma West Illustration and her whimsical illustrations for the first time. You can meet her in person at our fair on Sunday 4th December at Worthing Charmandean, and read more to find out more ahead of the day…
Please introduce yourself and your brand….
Hello! My name is Emma (otherwise known as ‘Emma the Llama!’) and I’m an illustrator from a little seaside town in East Sussex. I create greetings cards, postcard prints and wooden pin badges that feature my watercolour and colour pencil illustrations. I also offer personalised digitally drawn portraiture.
How would you describe your style and your creations?
Much of my work focuses on nature, its beauty and the importance of protecting it. I would describe my style as whimsical, gentle and wholesome. Drawing and painting brings me so much joy, and I hope that my work makes you smile.
What do you enjoy most about your work?
I really enjoy the process of creating new designs, particularly animals. Whenever I paint an animal, I feel like I’m creating a new friend.
What can we expect to find on your stall at So This is Christmas on Sunday 4th December at Worthing Charmandean? And are you looking forward to taking part?
I’m so excited to be taking part in this fair! It has been one of my biggest goals this year to take part in a craft fair, and I’m so grateful for this opportunity. On my stall you will find my full range of charity Christmas cards, general greetings cards, an assortment of prints in different sizes, and wooden pin badges. I will be donating 10% from the sales of my Christmas cards to Crisis UK.
Do you have a best seller?
For the last 3 years, my ‘Ruby the Red Panda’ Christmas card has been my most popular card design!
Do you have any plans or ambitions for the future?
One day I hope to work as an illustrator full time, working with nature charities, illustrating children’s books and designing gardens!
Do you have a motto or inspirational quote?
‘Nothing ventured, nothing gained’
Describe your Christmas in 3 words…
Cozy, colourful and full-of-food!
How can we find out more about you?
Etsy shop: www.etsy.com/shop/emmathellama