Robert Vaughan

Artist / Illustrator

I am an Irish free-lance artist and illustrator who has recently moved to Donegal from Dublin. I have been watching and enjoying birds and wildlife for as long as I can remember. Encouraged by the Tolka Branch of Birdwatch Ireland, which I joined when I was 7, I began to combine my love of art and bird watching. But it took a few years of further encouragement by Eric Dempsey before I began drawing in the field, something I hope to spend more time doing in the future.

In 2012, I went back to college and studied Illustration in Ballyfermot Institute of Further Education completing a higher national diploma.
Since then, I have worked on childrens books, logos and commercial illustrations, as well as working on private commisions.

I have been very fortunate to combine my love of birds and travel, visiting far flung locations in search of beautiful and rare birds and mammals. But my main passion remains birds of Ireland, all the species that have and could occur.

Publications / Portfolio

2018

European Breeding Bird Atlas
Providing illustrations for several species.
10 illustrations to be published

2016

Illustration and field sketch used in
an article about Baillon’s Crake,
Britain’s most secretive rarity?
Country: Britain

2016

Illustrated study of American Bittern
included in the finders account
by Peter Wolstenholme.
Country: Britain

2016

Irish Raptor Study Group. Illustrated raptors
of Northern Ireland for a poster.
Country: Northern Ireland

2016

Irish Raptor Study Group. Illustrated raptors
of Northern Ireland for a poster.
Country: Northern Ireland

2016

Irish Raptor Study Group. Illustrated raptors
of Northern Ireland for a poster.
Country: Northern Ireland

2014

Illustrations for Bangladesh
spoon-billed sandpiper project.
Country: Bangladesh

2014

A booklet produced by the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group and Golden Eagle Trust.
 Country: Ireland

2014

A booklet produced by the Northern Ireland Raptor Study Group and Golden Eagle Trust.
 Country: Ireland

2014

Illustrations of every bird of prey and owl
to be found annually in Ireland, commisioned
and published by the Northern
Ireland Raptor Study Group.
Country: Northern Ireland

2012

A double page spread of paintings
and illustrations in Birdwatch Ireland’s
Wings magazine.
Country: Northern Ireland

2012

Cover of Irish Wetlands Birds Survey,
I-WeBs Publication
Country: Ireland

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