Killavil NS is located in rural Sligo and the area has a rich heritage in music with the proximity to the Coleman Centre. The school took a whole-school approach and wanted all children to participate in a collaborative mural celebrating Killavil’s history and also looking into the future. The children researched local history and developedContinue reading “Killavil NS School Mural”
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School Mural, Scoil Ursula NS, Sligo
Scoil Ursula NS in Sligo, The school wished to promote pupil well-being through the development and placement of a collaborative mural for the schoolyard. 58 children from two 4th classes participated in the project. The children explored nature and a local forest “Hazelwood”. During the process, each child had the opportunity to find and expressContinue reading “School Mural, Scoil Ursula NS, Sligo”
Residencies in Schools 2022-23
During the school year 2022 – 2023, I have the pleasure to work with the following schools with a range of art projects through Sligo Education Centre, The Department of Education, and the BLAST (Bringing Live Arts to students and Teachers) -initiative. Here are the art projects: – Carraore NS, Co Sligo (Queen Meadhbh andContinue reading “Residencies in Schools 2022-23”
Residencies in Schools 2021–2022
During the school year 2021– 2022, I had the opportunity to work together with schools through the (TAP) Teacher Artist Partnership program and the BLAST initiative (Bringing Live Arts to Students and Teachers): “The aim of this scheme is to give students in schools all over the country the opportunity to work with a professionalContinue reading “Residencies in Schools 2021–2022”
Illustration for Packaging Design
“Thanks to new technologies, it is possible to work from anywhere. Young people and families are drawn to more sustainable ways of living, and for many the daily commute has been changed for quality time in nature. People have the time to explore and appreciate more healthy ways of living. Life has again become intertwined with natureContinue reading “Illustration for Packaging Design”
A Way Home – An Slí Abhaile’.
‘A Way Home – An Slí Abhaile’ is a new art exhibition for children and families based on the text by author Olivia Hope. 20 illustrators and artists was commissioned to interpret the text with magical illustrations exploring celtic folklore. “Two siblings get lost in the woods. There they meet a mysterious traveller and embarkContinue reading “A Way Home – An Slí Abhaile’.”
Cruinniú na nÓg 2021 – Children’s Art & Science Workshop
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.
Cruinniú na nÓg 2021
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!
Irish Coast, Underseas
Atlantic Ocean, Shell, 50x70cm. Acrylic on Bockingford paper.
Dutch Design Week 2020
Delighted to hear the Coding with Macaronis project has been selected to be showcased at the Dutch Design Week this year. Read more here.
Sugar Snap Peas
Australian travel destinations
Thinking about all my Australian friends today. 🙂
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The Little Bird Parade
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”
Storytime: Murphy the Seal by Linda Fahrlin
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”
Cruinniú na nÓg 2020 – Group Exhibition at the Lab Dublin
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”
Coding with Macaronis
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”
Kids Prevention Covid19 for Hospitals / Healthcare Download Here
Thank You, for visiting and all the best. You can download the kids’ prevention illustration here: KidsPrevention Covid19 LindaFahrlin
Bologna Children’s Book Fair Bookmark
Beach Holiday Illustration
Winter – Exhibition at The United Arts Club, Dublin
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”
Queen Maeve’s Surf Open
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”
Electric Picnic Ocean Creatures Illustration Workshop
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Shortlisted as ‘Best Irish Published Book 2019’: The Great Irish Science Book
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”
Busy Making Magic
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.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2019
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 😉
Exhibition, United Arts Club, Dublin
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”
House of Illustration Summer Fair
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?
Breakfast: Vanilla and Cinnamon Chia pudding with agave syrup.
One day I’ll have time to have a breakfast like this! Illustration of Vanilla and Cinnamon Chia pudding with agave syrup.
Murphy the Seal is feeling swimmingly well at the Bologna Children’s Book Fair.
Murphy is heading for Bologna Childrens book fair
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
Hong Kong illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
Bologna Children’s Book Fair
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
San Francisco illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
New York illustration
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
Honolulu, Hawaii illustration by Linda Fahrlin. Available as an art print.
Q&A 1: Creative process: Where do you find creative inspiration?
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
Galway City Council – European Green Leaf
Green leaf illustration for Galway
Murphy the Seal – Book trailer
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
Murphy the seal children’s book by Linda Fahrlin
Tom and the Watermelon Children’s Book
Tom and the Watermelon children’s book by Linda Fahrlin
Magic Mountain Children’s book
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”
Sketch: Bologna Children’s Book Fair 2018
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”
Happy Valentines Day from Murphy the Seal and his family.
Every now and then Murphy and his family can be seen sunbathing together on the tidal sandbanks in the Wild Atlantic Ocean.
Sherlock Holmes book illustration 2 for the House of Illustration and Folio Society Competition
“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
Sherlock Holmes book illustration for the House of Illustration and Folio Society Competition.
Biennale of Illustration, Bratislava Migrations Exhibition
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.
Video from “The State of Us” exhibition
Exhibition: The State of Us – You, Me & the Liffey
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”
The State of Us Exhibit 16 – 17 June at the Chocolate Factory in Dublin
Member of Association of Illustrators U.K.
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
Illustration detail “The State of Us” exhibition
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. ✏️🐟🐠
WIP: Detail from my artwork for the exhibition “The State of Us” at the Chocolate Factory in Dublin.
Detail from my artwork for “The State of Us” – a group exhibition arranged by Illustrators Ireland and OFFSET.
Exhibition: The State of Us, Chocolate Factory in Dublin 16th of June
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.
Portfolio: Happy Earth Day!
The earth is happier if we all recycle 🙂 Series of illustrations for the initiative “Cents for kids”. Client Red Dog Design & DAVY.
Bologna Book fair 2017
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.)
“I think it is very exciting to see that Ireland has found time to draw on the rich heritage of excellent writing, story telling and craft skills. Today when everything can be mass produced by a push of a button those skills are a competitive force internationally. ” Linda Fahrlin, Image Magazine, March 2017.
Exhibition: ‘Colouring Between the Lines’, A Year of Irish Illustration, curated by OFFSET at Só Collective
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”
Exhibition: dlr Mill Theatre Gallery, Dublin ‘Matters of the Heart’ Group Exhibition
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”
WIP in the studio: Peek-a-boo
Work in progress illustration for childrens book by Linda Fahrlin, Atlantic Art Studios.
Illustration: Strandchill in Strandhill
Exhibition: ‘Matters of the Heart’ at the United Arts Club in Dublin.
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.”
Exhibition: Luan Gallery, Athlone
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