Hello! My name is Embla, and I’m an illustrator. I’m also a hobby-acrobat, caretaker of eleven horses, gardener, an aspie, big sister to two brothers, mushroom-enthusiast, (tiny crazy)dog-owner and fierce puzzle-solver.

I come from Sweden, but am currently living on the island of Amager, right outside of Copenhagen, Denmark. I miss Sweden’s snow and the big forests, but having an ocean right next door makes up for that. Also, the Danish people are lovely, despite their crazy language.

Art has always been a big part of my life. In an old report card from my kindergarten it says “She mostly just wants to paint”, and the passion has only grew stronger ever since.
After many years of working with children, as a teacher, a face painter, nanny and circus trainer, my art soon started reflecting my jobs, and it didn’t take long for me to develop a big passion for children’s books.



A couple of years ago, I found out that one can actually paint for a living, when my boyfriend encouraged me to put up my art online, and suddenly I was getting commissions!
Today, I work full time as a freelance illustrator, and I can’t believe my luck. I can think of no better way to spend my life.

I’m currently working on my seventh children’s book – Moon Friends, written by Robin Smith.



If you have any questions, suggestions, or just want to say hello, you are more than welcome to write me. You can post a comment, click the “contact me” button in the menu-section, or write me an email – emblagranqvist@gmail.com

Have a nice day!

Embla Granqvist