Emily was raised on a steady diet of animated films and comic books that built a life-long love of storytelling through art. She studied illustration at Brigham Young University in Utah, where she loved to paint the mountains. She tries to combine a realistic, representational style with fantasy ideas to breathe life into magical worlds. She especially likes to imagine down-to-earth characters in fantastic scenarios, and see where the action leads.
Emily currently lives in Boston with her husband and son, where she enjoys sketching the interesting characters she meets on the street and admiring old churches. When not hard at work painting, she fills her time by reading sci-fi and fantasy, playing dress-up, and fitting in some video games and tabletop RPGs. Her goals are to paint cover images for her favorite fantasy novels and to travel to Italy (where she will also sketch interesting characters and admire old churches).
Emily is looking for opportunities to work on book covers and game art, with a particular interest in historical and fantasy themes. She is also accepting personal commissions via email.
Check out her collaboration with her husband Luke, a physicist and aspiring poet, at haiku.emilypritchettart.com.