Category: Rachel Devlin

Sketchbook Patterns

One of my favourite ways to relax is to sit down with my sketchbook and watercolours or coloured pencils and just work on a freeform pattern and see what comes out. Creating patterns has a hugely calming effect on me, it’s like a mindful time out when I get to paint and draw in patterns…. Read more »

From Sketchbook to Finish Fabric Design

Sunday is my truly my funday where I get a chance most weeks to have a full day to spend on personal work, which is heaven when it’s busy with commissions & orders during the week. The last couple of Sundays I’ve been working on a bolt fabric assignment for a Make Art That Sells… Read more »

Flowers, gardens & trees

Today I was printing out one of my favourite recent illustrations for an order from my Etsy shop. It’s of one of the original little Irish cottages in the Ulster Folk Museum in Cultra, County Down. All the cottages & buildings in the museum have been saved and painstakingly moved brick by brick to there…. Read more »

Georgian Christmas Project

Last week I was sent some wonderful photographs of my work that I’m excited to share. In November 2020, I worked with my lovely friend & very inspiring creative director Mags McAlpin on a Christmas project for the historic Georgian city of Armagh in Northern Ireland. The brief was to create winter illustrations of Armagh’s… Read more »