About the Artist
A proud Emily with an early masterpiece
Hello, my name is Emily H Bridge! I am the artist, illustrator, and maker behind “Quest for the Beasties.” My journey as an artist began as a small child, reading countless children’s books and experimenting with all manner of arts and crafts. I heavily pursued art in high school, and earned a scholarship to the Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts, graduating in 2014 with a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree in Illustration.
My senior project was a children’s book, both written and illustrated by me. Titled “The Quest for the Beasties” - this story encapsulates many of my interests; imagination versus reality, childhood innocence, the natural world, anthropomorphic creatures, and a message of acceptance and harmony. The sculptural nature of the illustrations, along with the character designs, would become an instrumental precursor to my current work and small business, which shares the name of my book.
“Quest for the Beasties” allows me to do what I love most – work in a hands-on method creating creatures straight from my imagination, and bringing childhood joy to all who hold them. This business enables me to work with a variety of materials - both two and three dimensional, and constantly push myself to come up with new designs and concepts. I look forward to bringing you more one-of-a-kind plush creatures, and unique, nature inspired illustrations.
To find out what I am currently working on, get Etsy shop update notices, and see lots of cute plushies, follow me on Instagram @questforthebeasties
Feel free to contact me regarding commissions via the Contacts Page, Instagram, Etsy, or Facebook. I love bringing people’s ideas to life!
Etsy Shop: www.etsy.com/shop/QuestForTheBeasties