Original Book Paintings
Original illustrations in black and white from
AN IRISH NATURE YEAR and A GARDEN BIRD YEAR BOOKS
It was an honour to be asked to illustrate a broad selection of species to accompany the Harper Collins publications of An Irish Nature Year, written by Jane Powers and A Garden Bird Year which was written by Mike Toms.
Both books brought their subjects to life by speaking about the amazing hidden lives that are often overlooked of some of our most common neighbours, and I was tasked with trying to capture this in my illustrations.
A selection of original illustrations that were commissioned by Harper Collins to feature in An Irish Nature Year and A Garden Bird Year. The illustrations are mostly black and white and painted in watercolour, though some are in full colour. They were drawn from my own experiences and a lifetime of enjoying the natural world around me. I was very fortunate and proud to work on such wonderfully written books. Most of these illustrations are available for sale here on my website.