Drawing Dundee by illustrator Louise Kirby

Dundee PehToday I’m starting a new project called Drawing Dundee.  I am going to draw local products and places in the city and around the city and post every Wednesday on my social networks –  so keep your eyes peeled. (starting Wednesday 2nd March) Continue reading

Vote for the Oak

I am delighted to be commissioned by The Woodlands Trust Scotland to help draw attention to an oak tree in Glasgow’s Kelvingrove Park to help it win European Tree of the Year. Continue reading

Xmas Art Fair at Wasps Studios in Dundee

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WASPS STUDIOS XMAS ART FAIR – Saturday 28th November 2015, 12noon to 5pm.

I’d like to invite you to this event Wasps Studios Xmas Art Fair at Meadow Mill in Dundee where you will be able to buy my work.  My stall will have a selection of Festive Cards, everyday greetings cards, bargain box of scarves and hand embroidered tote bags.

indigo pudding Louise Kirby

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Outdoor Art Engagement

Just an update on an outdoor art project with a 3rd Year group from the Prince’s Trust XL Club at Arbroath High School.*Prince’s Trust xl clubs are for young people aged 13 – 19 for developing their skills and confidence for a positive future

I designed and delivered a 6 week creative engagement programme with interior designer Sooz Gordon to work on team building, allowing participants to be expressive and try new techniques and break a few perceptions.  Over the weeks we took art out of the classroom and workshops took place outside.  We creating transient art in the school grounds –  from ground graffiti, yarn bombing, hula hoop structures and mild vandals.  Mild Vandals was inspired by a current international graffiti movement.  Each session was fast paced due to the limited 50 minute lesson time. Continue reading

WASPS Christmas Sale – Sunday 30th November

WASPS Christmas SaleIt’s that time of year again!  If you’re looking for a unique gift idea then pop along to the Wasps Artist & Designer Christmas Sale.  Held on Sunday 30th November at WASPS artist studios from 12noon  – 4pm. (Level 4, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons’ Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY – there is a lift to the top!)

A range of my scarves, cards and prints will be there looking for new homes. (I personally won’t be as I’ll be off on some wild adventure in a tipi!)

Exhibitors include – Jill Skulina, Neil McIntee, Jennifer RobsonGenna DelaneyNicola Morrison, Julie Ann Muir, Judith McDowall, Judy Scott, Sally Fenton, Theresa Lynn, Kirsty Rankin, Jonathan Hood, Filipa Olivera, Lindsey Gardiner, Tracey Stewart, Thomson, Scarlett Erskine, Joanne MacFadyen, Lindsay Mathers, Elise King, Tracey SmithPaola McClure, Louise Kirby.  

PLUS Guest Exhibitors
Steven R Higginson, Balgarvie Weaving, CR/AFT Dundee, Arm in Arm Crafts, Pamie Bennett and more……. (you can click on some of the names above and it will take you to their websites to get a flavour of their work)

Work for sale includes textiles, woodwork, vintage fashion, fine art, jewellery, illustration and photography.

Also along in the next building will be Cathrine Holtet ceramics too

Please spread the word.  For more info please follow the facebook page here.

Hallyburton Collection Autumn/Winter 2014

Patterned Fields Swirl 72dpi webHere’s my new images for next years 2014 Autumn/Winter Hallyburton Collection.  All inspired by where I live on a country estate in the heart of Perthshire, Scotland.  I’m surrounded by an abundance of inspiration on my doorstep!

Louise Kirby Woodland Wandering 72 dpi

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Mood d circle

Mood e circle

Mood f circle

I’m continually inspired by the changing seasons and fascinated at the harmonisation of the flora and fauna blending together.  You often find me exploring knee deep amongst the grasses and dotted wild flowers, wandering through the woods of dappled trees and patchwork fields – I hope my designs capture the essence my surroundings.

Elemets brush 72dpi web

Pheasant Footprint brush 72dpi web

This new Autumn/Winter 2014 Hallyburton Collection uses a palette of greens and a hint of warm chestnut.  Some of my artworks include my fascination of pheasants as I follow their footprints around the estate, textured of stacked logs and expressive dotty marks of nature’s elements.

tree rings repeat merged 72dpi web

I create sophisticated patterned artworks for your products using my signature style of a lovely organic movement using repetitive marks and textures in delicious colours.

Stacked logs stripe 72dpi web

Patterned artworks collections can be licensed or I can be commissioned to create something bespoke for your products.

Patterned Fields Green 72dpi web

 

Artists Christmas Sale – Dundee

Christmas sale flyer webI will be taking part in the Artists Christmas Sale at Wasps Studios in Dundee on Saturday 30th November from 12noon to 5pm.  Pop along and pick up the perfect Christmas present direct from local artists and designers.  Grab a mince pie and mulled cider while you browse unique gifts…….. from jewellery, textiles, paintings and prints!

I will have a range of hand printed scarves at bargain prices, some digital prints from my new Hallyburton Collection and my new cards – Winter in Dundee.  Priced at £2.45 each or a Special Offer of 3 for £5.00 directly from me.

Winter in Dundee

Held on the 4th floor of Wasps Studios, Meadow Mill, West Hendersons Wynd, Dundee, DD1 5BY.

bargain box

 

hallyburton printCome along and spread the word!  More info on the Wasps facebook page please click here

Cards – Winter in Dundee

Winter in Dundee 1It’s that season again…….. I’m going to mention the Christmas word!  I’ve created an artwork called Winter in Dundee and made it into some cards which would make perfect Christmas cards!

Snowflake Dundee Blue web

They are A5, locally printed and blank inside for your own message.  Available to buy directly from me, please email me on hello@louisekirby.com or pop into the DCA shop in Dundee to get them.  They are priced £2.45 each.

I will be taking part in the Wasps Artists Christmas Sale on 30th November if you want to get some there, where I will be offering a special offer of  3 for £5.00.  For more info on the Artist Christmas Sale please click here.

They artwork has my signature style  using rhythmic mark making and merging patterns to represent the creativity happening in Dundee.

Winter in Dundee

Pecha Kucha Flyer

PKN 7 flyer 2Final Flyer for the upcoming Pecha Kucha in Dundee!  Thanks to Lyall for the graphics!

 A sample below of an earlier edition.a5 pecha kucha flyer final merged 72dpi webI’ve designed the latest flyer for the Pecha Kucha Vol 7.  In my illustration I really wanted to capture the creativity going on in Dundee using  my signature style.  Using pattern to represent the different creatives, cultural organisations and events happening in Dundee that blend and merge together to create such a rich tapestry of the city, using the iconic silhouette of The Law as a backdrop.  This event also links into the revealing of which city is to be crowned City of Culture 2017.

I’m a huge fan of Pecha Kucha nights organised by Creative Dundee, they are so inspiring!  They’ve always have a great mix of creatives on the line up from people I know to things that I didn’t realise was happening in Dundee and surrounding areas.  it’s a great concept, 20 slides and 20 seconds – it’s gives a fast snapshot!  I did one back in May 2012, a bit scary standing up in front of 200 people!  You can see my one here.

Pecha Kucha Volume 7 will take place on Thursday 21st November at the Bonar Hall in Dundee from 7pm – 10pm.  This is a ticketed event and tickets are available from Eventbright please click here.

If you like my artwork is available for licence or I can create something bespoke for you.