Emma Dodd studied at Central Saint Martin's School of Art in London. She is a keen walker, surfer and rower and has always kept sketchbooks of her travels. She is an award-winning author and illustrator of over 170 children's books.
As far back as she can remember, she has always wanted to be an artist and she has been very fortunate to be able to make a living from her illustration work from the moment she left college.
In recent years her interest in oil painting has developed, and her love for the outdoors has found expression in her paintings. She enjoys the physical nature of painting, which creates a wonderful contrast with her illustration work, which is desk and computer based. Light, air, reflection are all themes which she likes to explore, nature and the sea feature strongly in all her paintings. Emma's oil paintings have been described as 'calming'.