Emily May Rose

Emily May Rose is an illustrator and graduate of OCAD University. Mainly working in mixed media, her style maintains a graphic yet organic feel. Her illustrations often include hand-lettering and a recurring cast of characters, and appears in many formats such as murals, comics, hand-painted signs, apparel designs, editorial pieces, and gallery settings. She is a resident artist in 36 Chambers Collective and she lives and works in Toronto.




I like thinking of the figure as an abstract canvas rather than an actual figure, and portraying on that the idea of childhood innocence. In doing so, I used a forest in a rain storm as a metaphor for growth and potential as it exists in children, who require nurturing in the same way the forest requires rainfall. With proper care, they thrive.