Emmett McSheffrey was born in Derry, Northern Ireland. He studied photography at the College of Building and Printing (now City of Glasgow College). Emmett has exhibited in various venues throughout the city and also has had work on show in Northern Ireland.

In the past he has built giant puppets for local events, been a road sweeper in London, wandered France with no money, ending up with a French terrorist/ artist and worked on an Oscar nominated film. He has also written and starred in several short films, staged
two short plays and published a number of short stories and poems.

He was once thankfully deported from Belgium thinking he was still in France.