Hello. My name is Embla

I come from Sweden, but am currently living in Denmark, in a small house in a small village, together with a very small dog, and a normal-sized boyfriend.

I work as an illustrator, and paint as a hobby, so most of my time is spent in the studio.
Occasionally I drop the brush and solve puzzles, do handstands, plant vegetables or learn about mushrooms.

I’ve always had an interest for creating. One of my old report cards from kindergarten says that: “she mostly just wants to paint”, and that still has not changed.
I’ve never had any formal training, but I’m one of those kids who didn’t stop drawing when I grew up, so my current skills are the result of about 20 years of trial and error. I still strive to learn more every day, and hoping to start enrolling in art-classes soon.

I easily get so absorbed in painting that I forget the world around me (sometimes I forget eating and sleeping too) and I usually catch the same feeling as the one shown in the project I’m working on. This is why I prefer painting happy and/or peaceful motives. Because then, when I paint all day, I get to be happy and peaceful all day.
I hope that what I paint can make others happy, too.

After years of drawing and painting every spare minute, I was encouraged by my boyfriend to start uploading my work on the internet. And that’s how art eventually went from being a hobby, and became my job. Thanks boyfriend!
My previous work with kids (as a nanny, circus trainer, face painter and teacher) reflected on my art, and it naturally developed into children’s book illustration.