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Feathers & Fur exhibition

Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by Dawn

 
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This summer, myself and nine other Bristol illustrators teamed up with local writer Emily Koch to illustrate her beautiful haikus celebrating the diversity of urban wildlife.

The exhibition is currently on show at the Grain Barge until 11 October.

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I was given Emily’s kingfisher poem to illustrate, which was lots of fun. The kingfisher is joined by a fox, a duck, a playful dog, a squirrel, some sneaky seagulls, a beautiful toad, some ally cats, a robin, and a butterfly. The illustrators on show are:

Dave Bain, Dawn Cooper, Sarah Dennis, Anna Higgie, Harriet Lee Merrion, Lindsay McDonagh, Bett Norris, Laurie Stansfield, Rosanna Tasker and Amy Timms.

If you can’t make it to the Grain Barge this autumn, you can view and purchase all of the prints on Etsy, here.

Made in Bristol coasters

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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A few months ago, I designed a set of coasters exclusively for Made in Bristol, which were inspired by some of Bristol’s unique flora and fauna, some of which can only be found in and around the Avon Gorge.

I was pleasantly surprised to see them in the recent issue of B24/7, alongside an interview with Bryony Morgan, founder and pioneer of Drawn in Bristol and Made in Bristol.

You can pick up a set from Paper Scissors Stone in Quakers Friars, Bristol.

 
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Shipshape winter issue

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by Dawn

 

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This month, I reconnected with the team behind Shipshape magazine, a quarterly publication which showcases upcoming goings on in Bristol, with a focus on the city’s historic harbourside. I illustrated the winter-themed cover, which was a lot of fun to draw, and answered a few questions inside the mag. You can also find my map illustration if you flick to the centre spread!

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St. George’s: The artist behind the art

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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I love working with Bristol clients, so I was delighted when St. George’s concert hall asked me to illustrate their latest brochure cover to promote their autumn/winter season. The design needed to capture the excitement of going to an evening concert in the chill of winter, so I hope I have achieved this!

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St. George’s kindly did a little interview with me on their blog, which you can read here.