Feathers & Fur print series: How to buy a print

Fancy a new bit of artwork for your wall? Or something a bit different to give at Christmas this year? All the prints from our collaborative Feathers & Fur show are for sale.

Ten of my haiku – short, three-line poems – have been brought to life for this colourful exhibition (currently at the Tobacco Factory in Bristol). From squirrels to robins, foxes to pet cats, butterflies to toads – the show looks at the animals you might find on Bristol’s parks and streets.

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Feathers & Fur: Online shop now live!

For anyone who can’t make it to Grain Barge or the Tobacco Factory in Bristol to see our Feathers & Fur exhibition of illustrated poems, the online shop is now live.

If you’d like to buy prints of any of the limited edition prints on show in the exhibition, they are available in A4, A3 and A2 for between £35 and £80.

Check out the online shop here.

Meet the artists of the Feathers & Fur exhibition: Lindsay McDonagh

Finally in this mini-showcase of all the artists I’ve worked with on my Feathers & Fur show is Lindsay McDonagh.

I’m pretty sure most of us living in Bristol – or any city – have got some local foxes rummaging through the bins at night. Lindsay has done a brilliant job of portraying the fox in my haiku.

It is currently on display in my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – you can see it 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: Amy Timms

The next Bristol artist from my exhibition that I’d like to mention is Amy Timms.

Her illustration of a dog leaping through the air to catch a frisbee is perfectly matched to the haiku I wrote about man’s best friend.

It is currently on display in my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – you can see it 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: Laurie Stansfield

Next up: it’s Laurie Stansfield. She has done such a fun piece of artwork to go with my haiku about a tomcat prowling after dark – I smile every time I see it.

It is currently on display in my Feathers & Fur show at Grain Barge – you can see it 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: Rosanna Tasker

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 Rosanna Tasker.

I first saw Rosanna’s work on the cover of the The Bristol Short Story Prize anthology in 2014, and was really glad to get her on board for this project. She interpreted my poem about a Peacock butterfly beautifully. Just looking at this artwork makes me feel relaxed (and want to go skinny dipping).

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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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