Emily Soden is an illustrator, designer and portrait artist who enjoys working with mediums such as oil, acrylic, pencils, scratchboard and her favourite, watercolour and ink. She gathers a lot of inspiration from nature and animals and you can see this recurring theme in her work. Emily graduated with honours from Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advance Learning with a degree in illustration. Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, she has lived all over Canada, but she currently resides in Toronto, Ontario. Emily has been teaching art at numerous camps and schools since 2001.