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New work

Posted on: March 25th, 2018 by Dawn

 
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I’ve given my Artworks portfolio page a bit of a spruce! Head over here to have a look at some of my latest projects, including some of the Heath & Heather tea range and some brand new book covers for Puffin.
 

Love Your National Parks

Posted on: March 25th, 2018 by Dawn

 
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Excitingly, you can now buy a whole range of products featuring illustrations of Britain’s beautiful national parks, which I worked on with Love Your National Parks back in 2016! The range features poster images of the Broads, Dartmoor, Exmoor, Lake District, New Forest, North York Moors, Northumberland, Peak District, South Downs and Yorkshire Dales. Treat yourself to a new mug, set of postcards or laptop case (among other things) here. Working on these images really made me want to abandon my desk and put my walking shoes on to visit each and every one of these stunning locations! I have since made it to Dartmoor to troop around some stone ruins.

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Fortnum & Mason

Posted on: February 15th, 2018 by Dawn

 
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I heard word earlier this year that the elephant I illustrated for Fortnum & Mason’s beautiful champagne packaging has been re-licensed!🍾

This was a really fun one to draw, as I was actively encouraged to include as much detail as possible! I loved penning all of the fine lines in his wrinkled skin.

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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!