Illustration

Emma Dibben - Illustrator
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Emma grew up in Sheffield, early on discovering a love of nature in the surrounding Peak District. An urge to live by the sea took her to Cornwall in 2001 where she studied Illustration at Falmouth College of Arts. This included a term studying etching and stone lithography at The Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, under the Erasmus program. Whilst working on both reportage and editorial projects she discovered her love of still life and food illustration. On graduating in 2004, with a First Class BA (Hons) Degree in Illustration, Emma upped sticks and moved to Bristol. Commissions soon followed and saw her creating images for prestigious clients including Waitrose, The Guardian and the BBC. Before long a bigger studio was needed and Emma moved into the Jamaica Street Studios. Based in the heart of city, the studios and thriving artistic community form a integral part of the Bristol art scene. Emma has become well known for her splatters, fingerprints and splodges, (You may recognize her work from the Waitrose Bag for Life), a visual language that she has carefully developed and is now part of her trademark style. Food is not only important to Emma's Illustration practice, it informs a big part of her life. Her love of nature and the desire to live a low impact life have resulted in a deep love and satisfaction for growing her own. Emma delights in nurturing unusual
varieties on her allotment that she can then draw in her studio before taking home to eat, a happy cycle.
The natural world is Emma's inspiration and a deep respect for it informs the ethical framework which she strives to work within. She is always looking to build relationships with people and companies who share her ethical values. Whilst food illustration is a core element of her practice, Emma thrives in the challenge of editorial illustration with commissions from the Guardian, Conde Nast and the Financial Times amongst others. It's not only magazines and newspapers that appreciate Emma's unique approach. Her quirky take on typography is much sought after and attracts book publishers and designers with commissions from the likes of Canongate, Hodder & Stoughton and Penguin. You can buy original art works, limited edition giclee prints, greetings cards and postcards from her online shop. Keep an eye out for her new range of home wares currently in production. Emma exhibits both locally and internationally. Follow her on twitter to stay up to date with her latest news or get in touch via phone or email...

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Emma's Clients

  • Waitrose Food Illustrated
  • The Guardian
  • Hodder & Stoughton
  • Penguin
  • Canongate
  • BBC CountryFile
  • Timeout
  • Waitrose
  • Delicious
  • BBC Gardens Illustrated
  • Time Warner Books
  • Conde Nast traveller
  • House & Garden
  • Anova Books
  • Resource
  • Nada
  • The Saturday Times
  • Financial Times Magazine
  • BBC CountryFile
  • The Sunday Telegraph
  • Transworld
  • Relais et Chateaux
  • Conran Octopus
  • Heritage Today
  • Completely London
  • Bristol Book Review
  • Hus & Hem
  • Jacqui Small
  • Cles Magazine
  • The English Garden
  • Das Magazine
  • The Tracklements Co. Ltd
  • NZZ am Sontag
  • Which? Gardening
  • DK Books
  • Newman's Own
  • Homes & Gardens
  • Pretty Nostalgic
  • Christies Real Estate
  • Storey Publishing
  • The Waterside Inn