For anyone that fancies a gander, I was asked by the lovely folks @kidsbooksirel to write a little about m’self and why I love to work within Children’s picture books https://childrensbooksireland.ie/features/books-make-things-better-with-conor-busttil/ #kidslitart #kidslitillustration #irishchildrensbooks #irishcreatives #irishartist #childrenspicturebooks #picturebookmakersni #artscouncilireland
This one is based on the recent ramblings of the wild goats in Llandudno Wales who fancied a little picnic in the middle of this lovely Welsh town. Much to the dismay of the garden owners who’s hedge rows became part of the menu
What a site to see these two leisurely swimming along the coast where I grew up, Strangford Lough. Last seen swimming here in 1962 so if this isn’t a Nature in Lockdown moment I don’t know what is…
Great to hear any conservation story when something comes back from the brink. So to hear that for the first time in 250 years that the White tailed Eagle was spotted over south- west England is a triumph I think. Needless to say there’s always one or two residences that might not take it too well…
Based on the recent reports of Wild boar braving the local area of Marseille much the shock of its residence.
‘Nature in Lockdown’ you cant help but be inspired by all the wonderful scenes of recent where nature is rediscovering the world again without our nosy, smelly everyday presence. The brill idea was suggested to me to illustrate some of the quirky and surreal goings on of nature over the past few weeks and I thought I’d have a go #natureinlockdown #nature #wildlifeinlockdown #lockdown #illustration #doodle #sketchbook #penandink #freedom #picturebookmakersni
Not long back from the wonderful CBI conference of 2019 “Belonging” and what a treat it was to be a among such a warm and welcoming people.
Hosted in the perfectly situated “Light House Theatre” with its very hip and modern style I had the nerve wracking honour to speak as one of New Voices of 2019.
First up on the list, I got to sit alongside of Ireland’s most super talents new artists and Authors – what a treat.
And there we are, the “New Voices class of 2019” all stood smiling nicely together after our talks. I couldn’t believe how talented they all were, I have definitely made some friends for life after this experience not just with my fellow New voices but with a few of those smiley faces up in the audience.
My first spotting of the book on an actual…bookshelf in an actual…shop! Over the moon and in the nearest Easons to where I grew up.
It’s finally arrived, as of the 9th of September Laura Ruth Maher’s wonderful new take on one of Ireland oldest and most favourite legends “Children of Lir”
Published by The O’Brien press in Dublin, I am absolutely chuffed with the final piece. Dust cover and golden inner pages. Lovely finishing touches.
The Carle’s new reading library exhibition opened today! Ireland’s Eye: Picture Book Views of Ireland invites guests to explore #Ireland, the myths, legends, landscape and traditions through picture books. Images from 26 artists from, living or inspired by the island.
August 14, 2019 -An exhibition of digital reproductions
While the music and literature of Ireland have reached audiences worldwide, few of the country’s picture book are known beyond its shores. Ireland’s Eye highlights the unending inspiration artists have found on the island nation.
Curated by Elizabeth Goldrick, 2019 Trinkett Clark Intern
Elizabeth is from Dublin, Ireland and received an M. Phil in Children’s Literature at Trinity College Dublin, 2018. Her love of children’s books comes from years of reading books from far and wide at home and in local libraries and later working in an independent Irish children’s bookstore enjoying “matchmaking” readers with new illustrators and titles. She has felt like the VHC on Saturday every day of the internship.
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