About me

My passion is illustrating narrative, in particular children’s’ picture books. I like to bring a sense of depth and richness to my work and I love to add in lots of textures, detail and hidden narratives in my picture book illustration. I hope that this detail gives the viewer the chance to revisit my work and spot things they didn’t see first time round. Well, that’s the idea anyway!

I have an online shop where I sell prints, cards and custom portraits so please feel free to take a browse and do let me know if there’s anything special you’d like to commission.

Clients

The Lost Picture Show
Sally Doran – Author
The Wimbledon Guild
Flamingo Magazine
Passionate Productions
Jess Lovegood UX developer
The University of Northampton

 

Exhibitions and Art Events

June 2012 – Edge Arts Collective Jubilee Arts Workshop – Lutterworth, Leicestershire.
April 2012 – Secret 7″ Exhibition – Idea Generation Gallery, Shoreditch, London
February 2012 – Edge Arts Collective Exhibition – Kelmarsh Hall, Northamptonshire.
November/December 2012 – Edge Arts Collective Exhibition – Verve Gallery, Rugby.
June 2010 – D&AD New Blood Exhibition – Truman Brewery – London
September 2009 – ‘Closure’ Exhibition – A collection of artists books – Artworks Milton Keynes
September 2008 and 2009 – 15x15x15 Exhibition – The Gallery – University of Northampton

Competitions and Awards

April 2012 – Artwork was selected by the band Noah and the Whale for a limited Edition Vinyl cover for single ‘Old Joy’. Exhibited at the Idea Generation Gallery in Shoreditch, April 2012
June 2010 – Stocks, Taylor, Benson Illustration Award

Publications
2011 – AOI Images 35 Annual – New Talent section
2009 – We Love Your Books 2005-2009 – Five Years of Experimental Artists Books Exhibitions – featured artist

Say Hello or ask for a quote

contact@emmacarpendale.co.uk

Shop

 Society6 and Etsy. Have a browse…