Merran Coleman is a freelance illustrator from Cornwall, UK. Specialising in traditional hand-drawn book illustration.

STATEMENT

"My drawings are a window into a dream like world that is populated by strange creatures and characters. It is a vision of a natural world, unspoilt by modern technology. Full of memory and magic.

The illustrations tell stories. I often work directly from a text or in response to a folk tale. However, I also create my own narratives. Celtic mythology, Medieval history and my personal experience of Cornwall’s natural landscape form an amalgamation of influences that feed into my artwork.

 

The majority of my work is created using pen and ink on paper. It is highly detailed making it a very labour intensive method. The focus and patience needed to complete each piece is one of my favourite aspects of the creative process. Time stops and I’m able to really lose myself in each drawing, and for a while, inhabit the world I am creating."

-Merran Coleman

Education

BA HONS ILLUSTRATION - The University of Brighton

 

Exhibitions

 The People's Art Fair - PRSC, Bristol

2020

 

Move - Hells Mouth, Gwithian 

2019 

Narrative - The Old Library, Bodmin 

2019

easy 2018 - The Old Bakery Studios, Truro 

2018

For sale - The Norman Rea Gallery, Leeds

2018

In Cahoots - The Old Truman Brewery, Shoreditch 

2018

Cluster Illustration - 1963 Gallery, Shoreditch

2017

Tales and Tails - Old Press Gallery, St Austell 

2015

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