Audrey Dowling is a French illustrator living in Kilkenny, Ireland. She initially pursued a career in the fashion industry in Paris but somehow ended up in the Irish countryside, with her husband and a flock of 4 children and 6 pets.
Specialising in children’s books, her stylistic flexibility allows her to work for a wide range of clients. She also sells paintings in fairs around Ireland and works on commission.
The lush Irish countryside inspires her work, as well as folklore from all cultures, fairy tales and vintage imagery. Her universe is colourful and narrative, often praised as graceful and poetic.
Her first picture book "Reindeer down!" was released in 2019, written by Natasha Mac a'Bháird and published by The O'Brien Press.