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F(L)IGHT exhibition

Posted on: June 12th, 2016 by Dawn

 
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It is rare that I get the opportunity to indulge in a bit of personal work, so I wanted to share this piece I’ve just created for F(L)IGHT, an exhibition launching at Hamilton House next week.

The exhibition brings together a whopping number of artists, promoting peace through a series of works in support of War Child and Veterans for Peace. The artists involved were only given two specifications; that each piece should be no bigger than A4, and must feature a white dove in some way.

This isn’t the first of Paul Roberts‘ ambitious group shows I’ve been involved in, and I can’t wait to see the result. The exhibition is up from 14 June to 27 June, with a private showing on Thursday 17 June and you can find out more about it here.
 

New website from The Artworks

Posted on: December 15th, 2014 by Dawn

 

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The Artworks has just unveiled their sumptuous new website, which not only looks the business, but is jam-packed with really beautiful illustration work.

This also means that I have a new profile, which I’m absolutely thrilled with! There are a few new bits of work on there, so do take a look here.

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Season’s greetings!

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by Dawn

 

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I recently designed this colourful festive wreath card for the lovely folks at Art Liaison, a leading illustration agency based in Japan, who will be sending it out to their clients this month.

I’ve also popped a few cards in the post, so keep an eye on your pigeon holes…!

Season’s Readings quotes for Penguin

Posted on: December 14th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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I am very excited to reveal some of the designs I’ve been contributing to Penguin Books’ Season’s Readings campaign this Christmas. These seasonal literary quotes have been popping up on Penguin’s Twitter page during the countdown to Christmas. This one coincided nicely with Christmas Jumper Day!

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You can take a look at the page here, and I’d recommend hitting the follow button, as their Christmas gift suggestions and bookish discussions have been marvellous!

I have also helped with their Instagram Book-a-Day Challenge, for which I illustrated this little graphic. It’s not too late if you want to get involved!

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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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Small Fortunes at the Here Gallery

Posted on: November 5th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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At the end of the summer, I produced some new work inspired by fortune telling, divination and folklore, which was on display at the Here Gallery in Stokes Croft.

Among the illustrations were two zodiac signs, Gemini and Leo. I hope to add to these and make a full set, so let me know if there’s a particular sign you’d like to see!

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London Book Fair

Posted on: April 10th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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Thanks to the lovely folks at The Artworks, my portfolio will be showing at the London Book Fair this week. Head over to the Children’s Hub area to have a wander through their amazing gallery space, featuring work from some really talented illustrators who I was thrilled to meet at the drinks reception yesterday. You’ll also notice Lucy Davey’s beautiful typography on the gallery walls!

Artist of the Month: Bristol Listings

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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This month I was invited to be Bristol Listings magazine’s artist of the month, which gave me the opportunity to plug my new show at the Grain Barge, show off some new work (and a new haircut, no less) and talk a little bit about what I do. Lovely!
 

Now Showing: Over Land & Sea

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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{Download the full flyer here}

Just over a week ago, Lucy Davey and I spent a gloriously sunny morning on The Grain Barge (calmly) wrestling with cable ties and propping up images for our exhibition, Over Land & Sea, a medley of mythical landscapes and things from the sea.

I am a big fan of Lucy’s work, in particular her bold and brightly coloured screenprints, so I was thrilled to be sharing some wallspace with her on one of my favourite Bristol vessels (their puddings come highly recommended).

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The exhibition is up until Sunday 30 March, so there’s plenty of time to take a look. I have prepared three new pieces for the show, including this quote from American philosopher, William James.

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For more details about the show, hop over to the Grain Barge’s website here.

Joining forces with The Artworks

Posted on: March 11th, 2014 by Dawn

 
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I am extremely happy to announce that I am now officially part of The Artworks, a brilliant London-based agency representing a small number of very talented illustrators, including Lucy Davey (who I’m thrilled to share a studio space with in Bristol).

The agency is run by a lovely team of ladies, who are passionate about promoting exciting new talent. I’ve already received a very warm welcome, and can’t wait to meet the other folks.

I’m currently the featured artist on The Artworks’ website, which you can see here.