Not only is New York one of the liveliest cities on earth, but it’s also one of the most colourful, in both the literal and the metaphorical sense. Colour New York captures the energy and excitement of life on its streets against a backdrop of the iconic buildings and landmarks that give it an instant familiarity all over the world. Emma Kelly’s lively and eclectic style of illustration suits her subject perfectly: with locations ranging from Union Square Greenmarket to the Guggenheim Museum and the views from the High Line to the rides at Coney Island, she’s created a visual extravaganza – all you need to add is colour.
Emma Kelly, (London, UK), spent 12 years as the graphic designer for an architectural company. She entered the national 2012 Olympic Games coin competition, and her winning badminton design was used by the Royal Mint for the 50p sports collection. Since then she has drawn professionally, exploring a variety of different subject matter with pen, ink and colour. Her drawings are unusual and attractive, displaying her intuitive skill of drawing and use of colour.