Emily Bourassa is a Los Angeles based artist and illustrator educated at UCLA and RISD, and is currently earning her M.F.A. from SCAD.

She calls herself a watercolor rebel, because life is too short to follow all the rules, especially the ones about paint! Her kids find the most interesting treasures—which usually find their way into a sketchbook. Yes, the seashell collection has grown a little too large, but it’s still the best way to spend a day, and there’s so much beauty to be found in the smallest, often overlooked bits of nature.

Emily loves sharing tips and techniques on social media, and loves talking about art supplies all day, every day.

RISD Student Spotlight: Emily Bourassa