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.

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Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Harriet Lee-Merrion

Next up in this showcase of Bristol art talent: it’s Harriet Lee-Merrion.

Harriet did a great job illustrating the toad haiku in my Feathers & Fur series. What I’ve loved about seeing the artwork come together for each poem is that they are all so different. This one, I think, with the feet treading past the crouching toad, is quite mysterious.

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Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Bett Norris

The next artist I’d like to mention in this mini-showcase of all the artists I’ve worked with on my Feathers & Fur show is Bett Norris.

Her work has featured everywhere from the New York Times to Good Housekeeping – and she has done a lovely illustration to accompany my gulls haiku, featuring one of the Brandon Hill benches. (If you don’t live in Bristol and don’t know Brandon Hill, at it to the list of places to visit if you ever come here – great views over the city.)

Illustration by Bett Norris, words by Emily Koch

Illustration by Bett Norris, words by Emily Koch

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Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Dawn Cooper

Next up in this showcase of Bristol art talent: it’s Dawn Cooper.

She’s been working on my Feathers & Fur project closely with me since day one and has produced a beautiful illustration to go with the first haiku I wrote in this series, about a kingfisher.

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Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Anna Higgie

Over the next couple of weeks I’m going to tell you a bit about each of the ten Bristol artists who have worked so hard on illustrations for my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge. They all deserve a bit of extra attention! Like their Facebook pages, buy their work, or just remember the names. Bristol is crawling with superb talent, so let’s support it.

First up, it’s Anna Higgie. Anna first caught my eye with this stunning portrait (below) of a late friend of mine which on display at The Gallimaufry restaurant and bar in Bristol. Continue reading