I am a French illustrator living in County Kilkenny, Ireland.
I initially pursued a career in the fashion industry in Paris but somehow ended up in the Irish countryside, with my husband and a flock of 4 children and 5 pets. I now work as a children’s book illustrator and sell paintings in fairs around the country. I also work on commission.
When I started experimenting with oil pastels and ink washes and acquired a graphic tablet, these two very different approaches to art became the foundation of my work, along with a strong pencil drawing skill.
I explore them simultaneously and sometimes bring them together through the subjects I choose to illustrate. My universe is colorful and narrative, the scenes I depict are often praised as graceful and poetic. I am deeply inspired by folklore, fairy tales and life in different eras, which comes through in my vintage drawing style and palette choices.
My first picture book “Reindeer down!” was released in October 2019, written by Natasha Mac a’Bháird and published by The O’Brien Press.
I am a founding member of The Puddle Jump Collective.
Currently available for:
- Children’s books and magazines
- Editorial and commercial illustration
- Merchandising and greeting cards
- Original paintings and digital illustrations
Click here to see where you can find my work.
Audrey Dowling 2016 – No material may be copied or reproduced without prior permission