Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Dave Bain

Next up in this showcase of Bristol art talent: it’s Dave Bain.

Dave not only did the colourful artwork for my robin haiku, but he also helped me to curate the whole exhibtion. It simply wouldn’t have happened without him.

This illustration is part of my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – on display now and until October 11. The exhibition will move to The Snug at The Tobacco Factory from November 3 to December 29.

I was introduced to him by my brother, who over the years has bought me several (very happily received) birthday presents of Dave’s work – we’ve got a framed print, a painted clock, a painted bird box… the house is a bit of Dave Bain showroom.

He co-founded the illustration collective Drawn in Bristol in 2011 (you WILL have seen their work if you live in Bristol) and has an eclectic portfolio of work. Highlights, amongst many, have included painting live on the BBC, working on an international Nokia advertising campaign, painting murals in Bristol’s Children’s Hospital, artworking the first illustrated NSPCC mail-out booklet and developing a shoe sole design with Clarks.

Check out more of his work here:

His print is for sale at the exhibition – but if you’re not in Bristol you can buy it online in my Etsy shop.

More information on the Feathers & Fur exhibition is available here.

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