Dive into the ocean and bring out your splashing colours to create your own ocean-inspired artwork. In this workshop, we’ll explore the food chain of Atlantic marine life, from the tiny creatures to the larger predators.
Join me for an Art & Science Workshop at the @sligolib Facebook page on Saturday, 12th of June. 10.50AM – 11.10AM for the yearly #CruinniúnanÓg celebrations!
Delighted to hear the Coding with Macaronis project has been selected to be showcased at the Dutch Design Week this year. Read more here.
Thinking about all my Australian friends today. 🙂
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The Little Bird Parade is inspired by all the garden birds that we saw during the lockdown. Happy little birds, they kept going, doing what they always do. It was comforting to be reminded that they were happily parading our garden (and stealing our plants!) and the street as the cars were off the roads.Continue reading “The Little Bird Parade”
13 June 2020. Welcome to Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of free creativity for children and young people. This reading was created to make the book available for all children Ireland during the National Day of Creativity for Children – Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 during the Covid-19 lockdown. Together with Sligo Central Library, I’m holdingContinue reading “Storytime: Murphy the Seal by Linda Fahrlin”
This is my artwork Gardening for the Exquisite Portraits Exhibition. For the Illustrators Ireland 2020 / 2021 group exhibition, despite covid, over 40 illustrators and authors teamed up and created a giant exhibition. It is now showcasing at the Lab Gallery in Dublin. During the lockdown many artists faced being without material as travel restrictionsContinue reading “Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 – Group Exhibition at the Lab Dublin”
Hacking the home to make play part of everyday. How many times do we get told: “Don’t play with your food”? In this experiment and game, that is exactly what you’ll need to do! Look in your kitchen cupboard after some pasta shapes. Paint them in different colours and patterns. Make sure you paint aboutContinue reading “Coding with Macaronis”
Thank You, for visiting and all the best. You can download the kids’ prevention illustration here: KidsPrevention Covid19 LindaFahrlin
The Winter exhibition which is organised by artist/illustrator Brian Gallagher hangs at the United Arts Club, Dublin from the 14th of November until the 6th of December. I have two pieces exhibiting. Inspired by the Atlantic ocean and its treasures and meals around the dinner table; The Donegal Atlantic Lobster Christmas Recipe and the Oyster lovingContinue reading “Winter – Exhibition at The United Arts Club, Dublin”
Illustration for Queen Maeves Surf Open. The Irish Warrior Queen, Maeve, is said to be resting in a cairn on the top of Knocknarea. Now, I know you are supposed to look at the waves when you are out in the water. However, I often find myself looking in overland. Especially days when there’s aContinue reading “Queen Maeve’s Surf Open”
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The Great Irish Science Book! For the last couple of months, I have had the pleasure of working with Luke O’Neill, who as it happens, not only is a Professor of Biochemistry in the School of Biochemistry and Immunology at Trinity College Dublin but also super good at explaining complex things! Together we have writtenContinue reading “Shortlisted as ‘Best Irish Published Book 2019’: The Great Irish Science Book”
Over the last couple of months, I have had the pleasure of focusing on a lovely piece of work. This Thursday at 10am (GMT+1) you’ll find out more about it, that is all I can say for now.
Tough decisions! Which one of these two options do you think should travel to Bologna Children’s Book Fair in April with IGI (Illustrators Guild of Ireland)and Culture Ireland? Option 1: (Emerald Green 😉 Or Option 2: (Wise Salmon Pink 😉
Around Dublin tomorrow? Welcome to Urban – Rural, a new exhibition opening tomorrow night at the United Arts Club in Dublin. The show will be opened at 8pm by Pj Lynch. With work from the following illustrators: Peter Donnelly Alan Dunne Linda Fahrlin Jennifer Farley Brian Gallagher Adrienne Geoghegan Una Gildea Pj Lynch Padhraig NolanContinue reading “Exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin”
Thank You for visiting me at the House of Illustration Summer Fair, in Kings Cross, London. It is always nice to meet up, hear what you have been up to, and get inspiration and share experiences with everyone visiting! I hope to see you soon again. Until then – better get stuck in with oneContinue reading “Thank You”
Hi, I am delighted to have a little pop up at the House of Illustration Summer Fair in Granary Square, Kings Cross, London. The event is taking place on Saturday the 30th of June.
Guess what city is (G)always in my mind?
One day I’ll have time to have a breakfast like this! Illustration of Vanilla and Cinnamon Chia pudding with agave syrup.
Rumour has it Murphy has taken a swim to warmer waters and has been sighted in the Italian city of Bologna. (Admittingly far away from the sea!) More specifically at the “Ireland” stand at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair! Murphy intends to enjoy the warmer climate for the duration of the fair: 26th – 29thContinue reading “Murphy is heading for Bologna Childrens book fair”
Hong Kong illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
So. It’s that time of the year again, the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is soon on! In recent years Illustrators Ireland has been participating showcasing members books. If you pass by the stand make sure to browse the illustrated bookmarks – here’s my bookmark.
Paris illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
Stockholm illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
San Francisco illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
Manhattan, New York illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
Rome illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
London illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
Honolulu, Hawaii illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
One of the questions I often get it is: “Where do you find inspiration and ideas?” The answer would probably be everywhere, anytime. Of course, that is a bit too wide and short for an answer so here goes: Generally, I get inspired when I least expect it. Personally, I take a lot of myContinue reading “Q&A 1: Creative process: Where do you find creative inspiration?”
Sketchbook illustrated chimneys
Green leaf illustration for Galway
Something I would love to do is to create a fully animated version of my book Murphy the Seal. So I decided to have a play with some of the illustrations from the book to create a book trailer. Here’s a little sneak peak:
Murphy the seal children’s book by Linda Fahrlin
Tom and the Watermelon children’s book by Linda Fahrlin
Do you like adventures and a bit of magic? Then this book is for you. Follow Maeve and Max who lives in a town that has everything. There’s just one thing missing. Colour. Will Maeve and Max be able to create a happy colourful place to live in? Find out in this new book writtenContinue reading “Magic Mountain Children’s book”
Here’s the beginning of the illustration for my bookmark at the IGI stand in Bologna Children’s Book Fair. Every year the Illustrators Ireland has a place at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair, this year it’ll be shared with a few other organisations from Ireland like the Children’s Books Ireland and publishers. The Children’s Book Fair inContinue reading “Sketch: Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018”
Every now and then Murphy and his family can be seen sunbathing together on the tidal sandbanks in the Wild Atlantic Ocean.
“He was, I take it, the most perfect reasoning and observing machine that the world has seen, but as a lover, he would have placed himself in a false position.” Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
Sherlock Holmes book illustration for the House of Illustration and Folio Society Competition.
View this post on Instagram A post shared by Linda Fährlin (@lindafahrlin) This little bird has just flown off from my drawing room towards the Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava, to be part of the Migrations Exhibition.
Before creating the artworks for the pop-up exhibition organised by Illustrators Ireland & OFFSET my “sitter” wrote a little text about herself: “Graphic designer, typographer, writer, teacher, swimmer with a mild fear of sea creatures — real and mythical. Loves making and reading beautiful books, vibrant colour and affogato. Avid baker of sweet things, coffeeContinue reading “Exhibition: The State of Us – You, Me & the Liffey”
Proud to be a member of Association of Illustration U.K! You can have a look at my portfolio over at AOI here. “The Association of Illustrators (AOI) is a not-for-profit trade organisation promoting contemporary illustration and maintaining industry standards.” AOI
You, me and the Liffey! Sneaky peak of detail from my artwork for “The State of Us” group show opening in Dublin this Friday. Huge A1 format to fill and I got as carried away as the artwork was by the mailman. ✏️🐟🐠
Detail from my artwork for “The State of Us” – a group exhibition arranged by Illustrators Ireland and OFFSET.
So I’m part of this massive exhibition in Dublin – “The State of Us” group exhibition! Illustrators Ireland in association with OFFSET is holding a massive event – a pop-up exhibition. Friday June 16 2017 at the The Chocolate Factory, 26 King’s Inn Street, Dublin 1. Doors open 7.30pm. 90 of Ireland’s finest illustrators, painters andContinue reading “Exhibition: The State of Us, Chocolate Factory in Dublin 16th of June”
Today was a storytelling day. I really enjoyed reading Magic Mountain to 4 classes with heaps of great questions. Walked 4k’s between blue skies and green fields in sunny weather. ☀️Good food 4 dinner, and good company 4 the soul. All good things comes in 4rs.
The earth is happier if we all recycle 🙂 Series of illustrations for the initiative “Cents for kids”. Client Red Dog Design & DAVY.
This week the Bologna Children’s Book Fair is on. On the fair, you can find Illustrators Ireland at location PAD. 25 stand: B/87. At the stand, browsers can pick up this illustration I made in the shape of a bookmark. Although I’m not going this year I plan to go visit next year. There will be so much to lookContinue reading “Bologna Book fair 2017”
Who made it to the ocean today? We climbed the rocks at the sea shore and found all these patterns and tiny fossils. Found a moment in the afternoon to sketch a little bit, and bring out the acrylics. (But not enough time to finish up.)
Recently I was invited to participate in an exhibition focusing on the best of Irish Illustration. The exhibition is curated by Bren Byrne – one of the brains behind the huge event OFFSET held in Dublin yearly. The exhibition is installed and will run in the Gallery Space at Só Collective in Kildare throughout March 2017. Read moreContinue reading “Exhibition: ‘Colouring Between the Lines’, A Year of Irish Illustration, curated by OFFSET at Só Collective”
The ‘Matters of the Heart’ Exhibition is a group show from the members of the Illustrators Guild of Ireland. The members are using a wide range of techniques and visual styles and members specialize in every aspect of the discipline. The illustration I made – ‘Home’ is being showed alongside a wide range of otherContinue reading “Exhibition: dlr Mill Theatre Gallery, Dublin ‘Matters of the Heart’ Group Exhibition”
Work in progress illustration for childrens book by Linda Fahrlin, Atlantic Art Studios.
Just before Christmas I was asked to work to the theme “Matters of the Heart”. Having moved countries and across the world I am now glad to have found a place to call home and be with family. Where we live there’s a large mountain – Knocknarea. Perched on the top of the mountain it isContinue reading “Exhibition: ‘Matters of the Heart’ at the United Arts Club in Dublin.”
Luan Gallery in Athlone just before the opening of the “Without the words” exhibition. Amazing sunset and kids mural on the way. The Exhibition “Matters of the Heart” is installed and ready to open. Lovely artworks, collages, paintings and sculptures from the members of Illustrators Guild of Ireland. Luan Gallery, Grace Rd, Athlone, Co. Westmeath