Ema Frost New Zealand Artist
While I only discovered Ema Frost's Greeting Cards recently, she actually burst onto the Auckland art scene in 2010 and has been captivating her fans ever since. In her own unique style, Ema uses bright colours to give life to beautiful images. Her inspiration comes from her fascination and deep respect for the mystery and magic surrounding Maori and Japanese folklore.
Ema's desire to 'create things' developed at a very early age, taking her into a variety of arts and crafts. Ema likes to work with highly stylised characters and worlds, to create whimsical works that tell a story. She describes herself as being inspired by Japanese art from the past and present, as well as her native flora and fauna. More recently Ema has developed a fascination with traditional Maori hei tiki, which is now becoming a feature of her work.
Originally a graphic artist and illustrator, Ema brought her characters to life in print and her beautiful works can be found in galleries, homes, hotels and schools all over New Zealand, Japan, India, Australia, Germany and the USA.