For this exhibition I have chosen a selection of the original final artwork from my children’s picture book, A Galway Fairytale (published by The O’Brien Press).
As well as the final pieces, I’ve included some of the bits and pieces that don’t usually get seen; snatches and snippets from my sketchbook, preliminary research, character development, colour ideas… In A Galway Fairytale, the characters go on a journey or quest – here’s a peak at my illustrator/author journey of the making of this picture book.
Date of Exhibition: 25th of January – 30th of April
Artist: Caitriona Sweeney
Title: Following a Trail of Breadcrumbs – Illustrating a Modern Irish Fairytale
Venue: Garter Lane Arts Centre Front of House
is an illustration artist living and working in Dublin, though she spent most of her childhood holidays roaming around her Grandad’s small farm in the west of Ireland. This instilled in her an appreciation and curiosity in weather, the seasons, community and all things handmade and tactile. She has illustrated 4 picture books and A Galway Fairytale is the first she has written as well as illustrated.
Instagram Link: caitriona.sweeney