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.

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”

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”

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”

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”

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.

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”

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.

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?”

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:

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”

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

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.

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”

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”

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”

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”

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.”