Emilie Maguin is a French visual artist based in Perth, Western Australia. She acquired her artistic training in Aix-en-Provence, and some of her influences include Henri Matisse, David Hockney, and Vanessa Bell. Her work is bold, playful, a poetic depiction of the world with a focus on strong colour and pattern. Symbolism and storytelling are the heart of each composition where layers of heavy acrylics, pastels and ink build up the textural plane of the canvas, adding to the visual interest and tactility of the paintings. Emilie’s pieces live in collections all over Australia, as well as in the U.K, Switzerland, France and Japan.