Rosie Dore is an illustrator based in the Republic of Ireland and an Illustration and Animation BA (Hons) graduate of Anglia Ruskin University, UK. She is particularly interested in storytelling and character creation, and has a deep fascination for animals and the natural world, taking inspiration from both own personal research into animal species and behaviour as well as real-life encounters to influence her artwork, yet may also apply this inspiration when portraying fantasy or the supernatural.
Outside of her illustration work, she is also Chairperson of local LGBT+ organisation OutWest, and was the artist behind the poster for Sligo Pride's first-ever Rainbow Ball event held during 2022.
Overall she aims to produce work that is emotive, quirky and characterful, and to instill appreciation and wonder for the many creature subjects that populate her work.
Member of the Association of Illustrators and the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI).
Nobrow Pop-Up Creators Showcase; Mayfair, London, UK (2018)
London Book Fair; London, UK (2018)
Unfold - Cambridge School of Art Degree Show; Ruskin Gallery, Anglia Ruskin University, Cambridge, UK (2019)
OutWest 'Outing the Past' Art Competition 18+ category in collaboration with the National Museum of Ireland (2022)
Pride Art Show - Wexford Pride, Presentation Arts Centre, Enniscorthy, Co. Wexford (2022)
The Weir Gallery, Sligo (2022)
'What We Stand To Lose' art exhibition - The Mary Robinson Centre Climate Conference, Ballina, Ireland (2023)
Bell Educational Services Ltd
The Last Dog Film Productions
Blakestown Community Resource Centre, Dublin, Ireland
Sligo Pride Festival, Ireland
Eva's Echo Theatre Company, Ireland
The Covent Gardener magazine, Piero Publishing