Emma Magenta

Emma Magenta. Outsider. Artist. Author. Director

Emma Magenta was born in Sydney and began her career drawing and writing her thoughts down on brown paper bags whilst working at a book shop in Paddington. After pinning the illustrative thoughts to the front window, they began to be noticed and revered. Soon she was offered a publishing deal, and her creative career began.

She has gone on to write and illustrate several adult picture books, mostly dealing with aspects of the female Psyche, and illustrate books for other prominent creatives such at Toni Collette.

Emma uses her left hand to paint and draw, as a way to tap into the present unconscious mind. Her works are created as an exercise of personal and public alchemy, dealing with contemporary issues associated with being human!

Emma Magenta’s works are held in collections all over Australia and the world.