My name is Emily and I am the artist behind Miss Magpie Wildlife Art. I have been drawing since I was old enough to hold a pencil and I'm delighted to be able to combine my passion for art and love of nature in my drawings. I work at RSPB Pulborough Brooks nature reserve in West Sussex where I am inspired everyday by the wonderful wildlife we protect. On my days off, I endeavour to translate this inspiration into realistic coloured-pencil drawings.
The natural world is extremely important to me and with every drawing I produce, I aim to tell a story about the subject. In 2017, I produced a series called "A Wild Life at Pulborough Brooks", a set of drawings based on five of the species I associate with the nature reserve. You can view the full set of drawings by clicking on the "Galleries" tab above.
For the past five years, pet portraiture has been my focus and I am fortunate to have drawn some beautiful animals for people across the country and the world. I always feel extremely grateful and humbled when a client commissions me to draw their pet - it is a big responsibility and one I take very seriously. I work closely with my clients to ensure the artwork captures the true spirit of their furry family members. Of course, they aren't always furry! I have been lucky enough to have worked on a variety of different animals, from horses to huskies, bunnies to bearded dragons and everything in between!
Although I am taking on less commissioned work due to my time being limited, please do get in touch with me as I am always happy to discuss new projects.
Wherever possible, I try to use recyclable and biodegradable packaging when I post my art work.