Tuesday, 20 September 2016

Flying Monk Arts & Crafts Trail 2016

It's time to make plans.
I'm excited to be taking part in the Flying Monk Art Trail, this year in Malmesbury, Sat 24th and Sun 25th September.

I will be exhibiting with Claire Baker Ceramic Art and the painter Mary Ray Smith, in the Burgess's Room, next to the Tourist Information Centre in Malmesbury town centre. Like all the other exhibitors during the trail, we are open 10am - 5.30pm. However unlike all the other venues, myself, Claire and Mary will continue to exhibit until Friday 30th, so if you miss the weekend, you have the rest of the week to drop in and say hello.

There is so much to see this weekend, just take a look at the programme / map below and start making plans:

Saturday, 10 September 2016

More Paisley Rabbit And The Tree House Contest

Here's a short follow up to my even shorter post last month. Below you can see the completed single page illustration of Mr Otter sat in a muddy puddle after failing in his first tree house building attempt.
"All under control - nothing to see here."
The next illustration I have been working on (and expect to be still working on it for weeks ahead) is the cross section of Paisley's magnificent tree house. The rough design for the tree house was a challenge, so goodness knows what state my brain will be in when I complete the final illustration. I can see myself sitting in the corner of the studio floor, staring, slack-jawed and unresponsive. Some people would probably not notice any difference in me!
One tree house to rule them all...

Propped up against my studio wall, and measuring over a metre in height. This watercolour is a challenge on all levels.

Tuesday, 9 August 2016

Bear Mountain Books

Maria Schneider at Bear Mountain Books, has very kindly posted about my artwork. I also gave her a little bit of extra information regards inspiration for my characters. Please take a look - link 

In other news, here's the line work for the next 'Paisley Rabbit And The Treehouse Contest' illustration I am working on.

Tuesday, 26 July 2016

The Wind In The Willows

Over the past 3 months, and in-between other jobs, I have been working on a collection of 30 watercolour illustrations for 'The Wind In The Willows', to be published by Guomai in China.
Mole's house is getting a bit of TLC
It's a dream job for me, Kenneth Grahame's book has been a rich source of inspiration over the years. I just wish I had more time available to me to produce large illustrations instead of mainly spots. I think I will keep adding to this image bank in the hope I can get another book published in the future containing even more artwork.
Ratty sets out in the winter air to find his friend
You can see many more of these illustrations on my new website - click here

Monday, 25 July 2016

20% Discount In New Online Shop

It's very exciting to finally make all my signed limited edition prints available online. Please take a look. The offer ends 30th September. Just enter welcome123 when you 'view cart'.

Wednesday, 29 June 2016

Galerie Daniel Maghen Show, 29 June - 23 July

I'm very pleased to announce I am exhibiting for the next 3 1/2 weeks with the extraordinary Joe Weatherly at Galerie Daniel Maghen. I spent two years working towards this show, and finally it has arrived!

If you happen to be in Paris, please drop into the gallery and take a look - Galerie Daniel Maghen, 47 quai des Grands Augustins, 75006 Paris.

Saturday, 11 June 2016

New Website www.chris-dunn.co.uk

Things are on the move. Please check out my new website. I will be adding more and more artwork and information over the next few weeks, and I'll eventually have a nice little shop for you to take advantage of (if you so wish).  

Friday, 6 May 2016

Circus Parade

A fortnight ago I finally finished 'Circus Parade'. Apologies for not posting the finished painting until now. Anyway, better late than never...
Circus Parade
90 x 50cm
Watercolour & Gouache
I hope it meets your approval. The painting was certainly an intense experience, especially when it came to painting the audience. Sometimes I wonder why I put myself through it!!

At the moment I am undecided as to whether I think this final painting was a success, which is my typical response upon completing a large painting that took longer than a week to paint. However once I have a good break from seeing it (about 2 months), I will be able to assess it properly.

Friday, 29 April 2016

Cushy Cushions!

You can now buy cushions featuring my illustrations through 'Signature At Home'. The cushion backs are a nice purple, but eventually the red backs (as seen in the photos) will be available as well.
Just search for 'Chris Dunn'.

Here's the link - http://www.signatureathome.com/search?q=chris+dunn&submit 
Photos by http://www.photo-sensitive.co.uk/

Thursday, 28 April 2016

Greetings Cards From 'Love From The Artist'

I'm very pleased to announce I now have a selection of greetings cards available to purchase through www.lovefromtheartist.com 

'Love From The Artist' say: "We are a small community interest organisation (just a handful of art lovers really) and with your help we're hoping to make a big difference to British artists, photographers, designers and illustrators - amateurs and professionals alike - so they can earn fairly from their creativity."

Here's a link to my current stock library of cards - https://www.lovefromtheartist.com/Artists/calne/chris-dunn-illustration. I will be adding another 30+ images in August, so if you don't see the particular illustration you want, don't worry, everything will be available in a few months time.