About me

I am a versatile and experienced illustrator and graphic artist based in Suffolk UK. Since graduating from Norfolk Institute of Art in the 1990, I have built up a vibrant portfolio designing and illustrating everything from book covers, to seed packets, greetings cards, album covers, school magazines, private commissions and wild in art sculptures.

In 2007 I was awarded a silver gilt medal at the RHS Chelsea flower show for an exhibit I designed, illustrated and constructed with Thompson and Morgan UK, this exhibit then won gold at the RHS Shrewsbury show.

Over the last couple of years my work has gained interest, especially with the US market and I have illustrated a picture book with US indie publisher Spork. ‘Symphony Hollow’ written by Jessica Reino, was published in November 2017.

My own story ‘The Owl who wanted to sing’ was a finalist in the Stratford Literary Festival’s Stratford-Salariya Prize for picture books 2017.

In 2016 I painted 3 of the pig sculptures for the Wild in art sculpture trail ‘Pigs Gone Wild’ in Ipswich in aid of St Elizabeth’s Hospice. Then in 2019, I painted 4 sculptures for the Elmer’s Big Parade Wild in Art trail in Ipswich, 3 more Elmers for the Heart of Kent Parade 2021, a cow for Cows about Cambridge 2021, Snoopy for my sponsor Barbour UK for the Dogs trail in Cardiff 2022, and 2 owls for The Big Hoot Ipswich 2022.

Sculpture painting

I am commissioned illustrator for the Children’s Appeal at Ipswich Hospital – a charity to raise funds for a full refurbishment of the children’s ward.

In 2020 I worked with The Little Fig publishers and book packagers, illustrating two children’s books – ‘Everybody Counts’ and ‘Senor Saguaro’ that were published January 2023.

Senor Saguaro and Everybody Counts

In 2021 I worked on a wonderful project with Suffolk Mind. Sammy the Sea Squirt travels the sea, meeting new friends and having fun moving. Sammy’s story is fun and engaging with the message that movement is essential to our mental wellbeing.  A copy of ‘Sammy the Sea Squirt’ picture book was given to every 4 and 5 year old through schools in Suffolk, UK.

The characters from ‘Sammy the Sea Squirt’
‘Sammy the Sea Squirt’ social media logo

If you are interested in my work and wish to discuss a project or commission, do get in touch.

email: emma@egrahamillustrations.co.uk

Client list- Mr Fothergill seeds, Thompson and Morgan UK, Ipswich Town Football Club, Wyards Removals, Suffolk County Council, Ipswich Borough Council, Colchester and Ipswich Museums, Cooper BMW, Birketts Solicitors, Wild in Art, NHS Ipswich, Genesis Plant Marketing, Clear Fork Publishing, Little Fig Publishing, Books to Treasure, Cybermouse Publishing, Scholastic schools magazine, Suffolk Mind.

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