About me

In 2010 I completed my studies at the University of Northampton where I achieved a first class degree in Illustration.

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 a little shop where I sell prints and cards so please feel free to take a browse and do let me know if there’s anything special you’d like to commission from me.

I live in Northampton and in my spare time I like to run around my local park and chase squirrels.

Clients

The Lost Picture Show
The Wimbledon Guild
Flamingo Magazine
Passionate Productions
Jess Mcginn Web Design
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

em_carpendale@hotmail.co.uk

07734849217

Shop

I have a little shop on Society6 and Etsy. Have a browse…