Emma Chichester Clarke studied at The Royal College of Art, in Kensington, London, where one of her tutors was Quentin Blake.
During that time she produced jacket covers for Picador, and then went on to illustrate her own books with great success in l987 winning The Mother Goose Award for The Story of Horrible Hilda. Later books have included, 'The Story of Horrible Hilda and Henry', (The Bodley Head, 1988), 'Myrtle, Tertle and Gertle', (The Bodley Head, 1989), and 'Tea with Aunt Augusta', (The Bodley Head, 1991).
More recently she has worked for Andersen Press and her book 'I Love You Blue Kangaroo!' was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway medal. Blue Kangaraoo has proved very popular and there are now more books about him.
Emma lives in London where she continues to work full time as an illustrator, and is currently closely involved with the establishment of the new Quentin Blake Gallery of Illustration.