Welcome to the Art of Emma Colbert Emma specialises in pastel painting. Her work has a realistic sometimes photographic appearance, yet a softness and vibrance only achieved with pastels. Emma splits her time between portrait commissions, her series of fine art and freelance illustration.

Portraits can be commissioned directly from the artist. Subjects painted include child portraits, wedding portraits, dog portraits, cat portraits, horse portraits and many more. For more information about commissioning a painting please see the link for my pricing.

Emma’s work can be seen in galleries throughout Northern Ireland and she regularly exhibits as a full member of the Pastel Society of Ireland. Emma paints what she loves, including a series of British and Irish wildlife, local landscapes and any figurative scenes which interest her. Pastels are so versatile it’s possible to paint many themes and subjects in the same medium and style. Please have a look in the portfolio section for many of Emma’s paintings, some of which are currently available to purchase.

Emma is also a fully qualified illustrator available for book illustration, book cover design and album artwork. Have a look in the illustration portfolio for more information and previous work.
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Based in Belfast, Northern Ireland, Emma works full time as an artist. She graduated from Kent Institute of Art and Design as an illustrator in 2007, and has worked on hundreds of portraits, produced fine art for galleries throughout the North and illustrated several books. Her love for animals started at a young age and has continued to inspire her work ever since.

Every painting is a journey in itself and you can follow as they happen on the Facebook page where Emma posts pictures and videos as her work progresses. Watch your own portrait come to life as it’s done or browse through full portfolios of paintings, it’s all there for you to see!

Book the artist for a demonstration. Schools or artist societies and groups please contact for more details.