Local Talent Q&A: Emmie McGee, illustrator, 22


Our summer-long showcase of the area’s eclectic mix of artists, photographers and makers


Emmie McGee's illustration of Amy

Portrait of Emmie McGee
Emmie McGee

What’s your practice? I’m an illustrator living in Kentish Town. I specialise in continuous line drawings and various printing methods, focusing on portraiture and fashion.

How does the area inspire you? I’ve lived here now for nearly three years, although spent a lot of my childhood around NW5. The diversity and creativity of the locality inspires me a lot, particularly with the thriving music scene and independently owned businesses.

What are you most proud of and why? My illustration of Amy Winehouse. I created it out of my admiration for her and had a lot of interest from people wanting to purchase it – I had a batch of giclee prints made and began selling them.

Where’s your favourite place to hang out? The Dublin Castle, Aces and Eights, the Junction – all pubs of course.

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Follow Emmie on Instagram @emmieillustrates. More info here.

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