original illustration prints

Meet the Artist:

WHO ARE YOU, WHERE ARE YOU FROM, & WHAT DO YOU DO?
I’m Emily Smith, raised in Augusta but living in San Diego. I am back in Augusta for a temporary time and am excited to be a part of the fair this year. I am an illustrator that mainly focuses on relatable, mental health art! I plan to make prints, stickers, apparel, and more.

DESCRIBE YOUR PROCESS.
I typically brainstorm encouraging or relatable themes (usually basing ideas on my life experiences), then sketch and produce final illustrations on my iPad Pro.

WHAT INSPIRES YOU?
Anything mental health related, friendship, the inclusive feminist movement, my daughter, many other artists and illustrators

FUN FACT ABOUT YOU.
I love art so much, I named my daughter Matisse!

FAVORITE THING ABOUT DOWNTOWN AUGUSTA.
Downtown Augusta holds many memories for me as I spent a lot of time there my teenage years through my early twenties before moving to California. It’s nice to see familiar faces whenever out and about.

WHY DO YOU LOVE TO DESIGN, CREATE + MAKE?
Creating art has always been a passion of mine, since I was a child. The passion followed me through college (BFA in Fine Art from Augusta State!) and still remains a large part of my life today. I love creating illustrations that resonates with others struggling with mental health issues.

WHAT IS ONE PIECE OF ADVICE YOU WOULD SHARE WITH OTHER ARTISTS + MAKERS?
ry to create as much as possible. Quantity helps quality. It really makes a difference when you let go of expectations and allow your unique style & voice shine through.

 COVID-19 Update


The Spring Handmade Fair will be postponed. A new date has not been set yet because things are changing everyday, but it will be rescheduled as soon as possible. We will be promoting the vendors and encourage you to support their small businesses during this difficult season. We can't wait to see you all as soon as we are able. We are praying for health and safety for everyone and their families.