Roisin Oakley

Statement

Hello, I'm Roisin. I am an illustrator who has an interest in publishing, editorial and design. My work is driven by observation and a love for exploring methods of mark-making and celebrating imperfections through both analogue and digital processes. The subject of my work varies; however, I often find myself coming back to themes relating to the natural world or the human experience.

Achievements & Experience

Competitions:
-Winner of UWE's Centre for Appearance Research competition to design promotional material (2018)
-Winner of Bristol Short Story Prize book cover design competition (2020)

Residencies
-Artist residency at Chelsea & Westminster Hospital

Featured Projects:

Skin 1

Considering a relationship to chronically ill skin.

Skin 2

Considering a relationship to chronically ill skin

Crow's Fall

Picture book based on the poem 'Crow's Fall' by Ted Hughes.

Crow's Fall

Artwork from a picture book based on the poem 'Crow's Fall' by Ted Hughes.

Cover - Food Chain

Front cover artwork for my book 'Food Chain' - a visual narrative exploring the animal ecosystems that surround and survive off the deaths of large animals such as elephants.

Lion - Food Chain

Artwork from my book 'Food Chain' a visual narrative exploring the animal ecosystems that surround and survive off the deaths of large animals such as elephants.