Florence Blanchard adopted the moniker ‘Ema’ in the early 90′s when she began spray-painting the walls of her home town Montpellier, inspired by the worldwide graffiti phenomenon and its instantaneous appeal. It wasn’t long before her works adorned buildings and trains in the South of France, Barcelona, Paris and throughout Europe, before moving across North America.

Flo kindly took time from painting and travelling the world to answer a few of our questions.


Describe yourself in five words

I am a French painter.

The best thing about creating something for other people is…

To be able to share my visions with others.

The best thing about creating something for myself is…

That I can create it the way I want it.

My biggest inspiration is…

A mash up of all the people I met, music I listened to, films I watched, books I read and countries I travelled to.

Without ____ I wouldn’t be able to do what I do.


Who or what can’t you get enough of at the mo’?

Unfortunately I’m going to have to say Ryanair. But it’s a love and hate relationship.

What’s your favourite kind of day?

The 48 hours long ones.

What’s next?


Sell us something ace.



Florence Ema

Florence Blanchard

Florence Blanchard

Florence Blanchard - New Brigantia

Florence Ema




About Aichee

Generally found with too many craft projects on the go at once: be it things out of beads, stitches, paper or Japanese robot kits. Has a tendency to loose needles in cushions. Appreciates a list with a drop shadowed tick box, likes rummaging around vintage wares, getting her face into a graphic novel or two, retro gaming, feeding her eyes with some nice art and design, moderately obsessed with skulls, cross stitch, vinyl/Japanese toys. Uses too many condiments when dining and is worryingly obsessed with English Mustard. Often get’s told she has a large head.

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