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Charlie Byrne's Bookshop

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Shona created this illustration as a promotional poster for the independent Charlie Byrne's Bookshop in Galway, with the idea to show the bookshop as a cultural hub, and to encapsulate a sense of Galway using elements of its physical landscape, rich cultural heritage and festive atmosphere.

Shona Shirley Macdonald

Shona Shirley Macdonald

illustration of Page 30-31, illustrating the poem 'The Cat and the Moon' as part of the book 'The Moon Spun Round' a collection of poetry for children by W. B. Yeats, edited by Noreen Doody and published by The O'Brien Press in 2016.
illustration of Page 32-33, illustrating the poem 'To a Child Dancing in the Wind' as part of the book 'The Moon Spun Round' a collection of poetry for children by W. B. Yeats, edited by Noreen Doody and published by The O'Brien Press in 2016.
illustration of This is part of a series of illustrations created for solo exhibition 'Juniper' which has been exhibited throughout the north and south of Ireland. The illustrations tell a visual narrative of a group of creatures journeying through a peculiar landscape.
illustration of Poster illustration for the Baboró International Arts Festival for Children, October 2016.
illustration of Self-portrait for the group exhibition 'Being Here' created for the multidisciplinary group show 'Being Here', in the old Market House Arts Centre in Dungarvan, Co. Waterford.
illustration of Portrait of Sir Joseph Paxton, illustrated for the group show 'Meet the Family' curated by the IllustrationCupboard Gallery and members of Illustrators Ireland. The exhibition was part of the children's story festival 'Towers and Tales' in Lismore, Co. Waterford.
illustration of The Night Circus is part of a series of illustrations for my solo exhibition 'Juniper', which depicts the journey of a group of strange creatures making their way through peculiar and often threatening landscapes.
illustration of The Field of Confounding Fruit is part of a series of illustrations for my solo exhibition 'Juniper', exhibited throughout Ireland in the Roe Valley Cultural and Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre, Galway Arts Centre amongst other galleries. They depict the journey of a group of strange creatures making their way through peculiar and often threatening landscapes.
illustration of The Library of Perplexing Perplexities is part of a series of illustrations for my solo exhibition 'Juniper', exhibited throughout Ireland in the Roe Valley Cultural and Arts Centre, Riverbank Arts Centre, Galway Arts Centre amongst other galleries. They depict the journey of a group of strange creatures making their way through peculiar and often threatening landscapes.
illustration of Page 26-27, illustrating the poem 'The Wild Swans at Coole' as part of the book 'The Moon Spun Round' a collection of poetry for children by W. B. Yeats, edited by Noreen Doody and published by The O'Brien Press in 2016.

Profile

Shona studied stop-motion animation at Edinburgh College of Art, and now works as an illustrator in Co. Waterford. Her projects include book publications, murals, and concept artwork, her most recent books being ‘The Moon Spun Round’, a collection of poetry for children by W. B. Yeats, and ‘An Smutag Ghaisgeil’ a Scottish Gaelic graphic novel. She is now working on her own picture book. Her solo show ‘Juniper’ has been exhibited throughout the north and south of Ireland. Additionally, she is the director and designer of Mireog, which sells a range of folklore inspired Irish and Celtic language products. She is also a member of Illustrators Ireland and the AOI.

Style/Techniques

Black & White, Design, Digital, Line with Color, Mixed Media, Painterly, Pastel, Pencil, Realism, Stylized, Texture, Watercolor, Whimsical, Concept Art

Subject/Specialties

Adventure, Animals, Book Covers, Botanical, Children, Children's Books, Children's Products, Comic Book, Fantasy, Landscape, Nature, People, Portrait, Posters, Wildlife, Game, Environmental