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It all began with doodling in class...

​A resident of Vancouver Island, the natural splendour of her home has and continues to inspire Emily's art. In addition to being a member of the the Island Illustrators Society, she is also a member of the Society of Children's Books Writers and Illustrators, as well as the Federation of BC Writers.

​Having honed her artistic practise in the Visual Arts major at Vancouver Island University, Emily subsequently began her career as an illustrator. Working in gouache and ink, her most recent accomplishment is illustrating a series of children's books, and writing and illustrating for the FBCW magazine "Word Works".

Her illustrations focus on telling the stories that are within everyone. Stories which speak to people. For children in particular, she looks forward to creating more literature to help them better understand themselves, and the world in which they are growing up.

Email: emilybourke@live.ca
Website: www.emilybourke.com
Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/emilybourkeillustration/

For further information about Island Illustrators, 
contact Marcia Semenoff (President) at contact@islandillustrators.org 

The Island Illustrators Society was established to foster a greater interest in the art of illustration. The society exists to benefit its members and clients through shared information regarding illustrative techniques, business ethics, and standards. In order to achieve these goals, the society makes partners of practicing illustrators, students, clients, and other interested parties. 

Definition: Illustration is a piece of visual information, either drawn or photographed, which usually illustrates an accompanying text. The purpose of illustration is to enhance the ideas presented in the text, or simply, to transmit information or concepts visually. 

The Island Illustrators Society does not act as an agent, but as a venue for you to contact any one of its members. 


 Island Illustrators Society

295 View Royal Avenue

Victoria, BC V9B 1B3



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