Belfast based artist Emic is most known for his use of hands as subjects in his artwork. The hands speak for the human condition; our place in a world inhabited and a world of our own creation.


Painted with precision and texture, Emic’s aerosol techniques draw similarities to more traditional methods of fine art painting. Starting out as most painters do using brushes, he quickly took to aerosols and saw city walls as his canvas.


Street art allows Emic to connect his art with people regardless of social status, background or cultural heritage. This is important because the connections we have to the world around us helps shape our identity as individuals and as a collective.


Emic makes work for the people.


Downtime 2019

We worked with Down Community Arts once again this year to bring street art to Downpatrick for Downtime summer festival. Belfast Street Artists KVLR, Friz, Verz, FGB, Another World Belfast and myself were joined by DMC (Portadown), JMK (Lurgan), and Danleo (Kilkenny)....

In touch

I recently worked with Good Morning Ballymena to create an artwork that would reflect the services they provide for elderly members of the surrounding community. The charity is an important point of contact for those suffering from lonliness in their old age;...

Old Ground

Got down to some painting in East Belfast this weekend behind my old Studio The Belfast Bankers. This place has some great memories for myself and the studio group who had an amazing building for one year and made the absolute most of it. Thanks to Movs for the spot.

Print release

This friday I will be releasing my last artwork for 2018 with a new hand finished Giclee print. The print edition will be limited to 20. The original artwork is a canvas painting based on the piece I painted for the launch of Belfast street art festival Hit The North...


We recently completed a shipment container artwork in Larne, Co Antrim as part of the St.Art project. St.Art (Street Art) is an initiative that seeks to animate disused spaces in towns around Antrim through the arts. The event in Larne saw an outdoor cinema, live...

Hit The North 2018

The highlight of Belfast street art and graffiti was back again for another year as Hit The North brought over 50 Artists both local, national, and international, to the streets of the city centre. This year I was asked to paint a wall for the The Northern Ireland...