Dawn Cooper graduated from the Bath School of Art & Design in 2011 with a First Class degree in Graphic Communication, and has since moved to Bristol’s beguiling harbour-side to pursue a flourishing career in illustration.
Dawn’s work is heavily inspired by natural history and botanical illustrations, as well as things she has read or seen on her travels. She is also a great lover of quotations, and telling stories through a singular image.
Dawn draws everything by hand in her sketchbook, before assembling her drawings on screen to make multi-layered illustrations with lots of digital colour and texture. Their densely patterned layers are often likened to traditional print-making and mark-making.
In the rare moments when she’s not drawing, Dawn likes nothing more than a long, rewarding walk with her camera.