Emma Guido is a Calgary-based illustrator who is currently in her 4th year of her Bachelor of Design in Illustration and Character Design at the Alberta University of the Arts. Through a range of styles and mediums, her work presents the world through a whimsical and exciting lens. Bright colours and flourishes are common encounters in her illustrative pieces, while texture and atmosphere are primary characters in her traditional landscape paintings. Emma hopes to provide moments of wonder and escape as the viewer explores the reimagined worlds and creatures in her pieces. Nature and real-world curiosities inspire Emma’s work, and this playfulness is reflected in her ideation and process. Many of her recent paintings include animals or insects that she finds interesting, like the blue ghost firefly. More recently, she has explored 3-dimensional forms of illustration, such as foldouts. Unlike a wall hanging piece, these peculiar artworks are interactive and can be held as well as displayed. Emma’s personality is reflected in her production, as each aspect is carefully considered, and she is committed to providing high-quality products. She looks forward to sharing her ideas with you by bringing new life into your home.