A handsome fox having a little stroll in the summer sun, painted and animated in Animate CC.
I’m running two wildlife art workshops for children in Gorey Library, Wexford on Saturday August 25th. Workshop one starts at 2.15pm until 3 pm and is for 4-7 year olds, workshop two starts at 3.15 until 4 pm and is for 8-12 year olds. The workshops are free with all materials provided, as part of Heritage Week, but you should book your child’s place in advance via the library at 053 9421481.
A dream project for me as a life long nature lover, Naturama and My Naturama Nature Journal were a joy to illustrate. I got to work on researching and drawing Irish wildlife throughout the seasons and I’m so happy with the result. The books were co created with the writer Michael Fewer and published by Gill Books. Naturama came out first and is a beautiful introduction to Irish wildlife, regardless of whether you live in the countryside or in the city, there’s lots of things to learn about and get you started as a nature enthusiast. It was so cool to see it become a number one bestseller and meet loads of wonderful children who were loving the book! My Naturama Nature Journal has projects for children to do outside and field guide notes sections to write and draw in. It gets everyone outside turning rocks upside down looking for worms :) Click here for all the latest Naturama related news….
I became an illustrator because I wanted to be able to spread love and happiness through my work. I’m just finished a year long course, studying animation, so I’m looking forward to working with an animation company, making bigger projects and collaborating! I facilitate a variety of art workshops for children but they all centre around cultivating a love of nature. Some examples of past workshops include nature journalling, nature printing, wildflower sketch walks and making nature mobiles. In my own art practice I love having a hand drawn feel to my work. I teach a digital illustration workshop and am skilled with creating work digitally, but I always like the idea of making the computer side of things invisible – using it to enhance my drawings but letting the end result feel hand made. My undergraduate degree is in Architecture (B.Sc from UCD) and I have a Masters in Digital Media Technology (DIT). I am also an Adobe Certified Expert in Illustrator.
Watch me on TV talking about Naturama (2016) and how I draw. If you can’t see it on youtube, watch it here on Facebook..
Next workshop: June 23rd/24th 2018.
Develop your digital illustration skills over one fun weekend using Illustrator in Dublin. Learn how to draw digitally and and bring your artwork to a whole new level. 11 CPD point for Architects. I am an Adobe Certified Expert with 5 years teaching experience and my classes are just great! The two days are jam packed and very hands on but I create a very relaxed atmosphere and give lots of encouragement and one to one help. I focus on ways to incorporate hand drawn work so you can bring in your existing skills. There is a maximum of 5 participants so everyone gets lots of attention.
I’ve started a new series of paintings in Photoshop based on movie scenes, see more here…