I am a French artist and 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 3 pets. I now work as a children’s book illustrator and sell my paintings in markets, fairs and galleries. I also work on commissions.
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 choice.
I am a founding member of The Puddle Jump Collective.
Currently available for:
- Children’s books and magazines
- Editorial and commercial illustration
- Merchandising and greating cards
- Original paintings or digital illustrations
I also attend various Irish fairs and festivals throughout the year and sell paintings and prints in a few selected shops. See the Events page for more information.
© Audrey Dowling 2016 – No material may be copied or reproduced without prior permission