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Feathers & Fur exhibition

Posted on: September 10th, 2016 by Dawn


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.


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.


Posted on: August 27th, 2013 by Dawn

Last month, the Drawn in Bristol crew set sail around Bristol, unleashed their sketchbooks and enjoyed a merry bit of tipple on a delightful little cruise on one of the Bristol Ferry Company’s finest vessels.

In exchange, we got out our pens and pencils and created some illustrations featuring the iconic ferry boats that are so dear to Bristol. I drew this fella, by way of thanks, who is holding up Bristol Ferry Company’s entire fleet. Tut.

I also took some photographs of the trip with my beloved film camera. I’ll include a couple below, but please (if you feel inclined), have a look at the rest of the album on the Drawn in Bristol blog here.