Scottish National Galleries Project 2017
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Over the last few months I have been part of an illustration group organised by the National Galleries of Scotland. We’ve been working on a brief to create educational materials and stories for the launch of the updated Scottish Art Collection.

So far my ideas have taken me towards William Bell Scott’s beautiful artwork of Una and the lion. Here is some examples of the my work so far. My tale follows a little girl called Zadie who accidentally befriends Una’s Lion when he comes alive and jumps out of the painting, setting off a whirlwind adventure around the gallery!

Darren Gate
Children's Illustrator
Glasgow, United Kingdom
Tel: +44 07811033822

Hello there! My name is Darren and I am an illustrator of children's books, young fiction, magazines and educational materials. I also create one off original prints and gifts. … Show more.

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Profile updated 19th February, 2020
Member since 17th August, 2017
Kelpies Book Design and Illustration Prize 2016
Oxfam UK, Amnesty International, Floris Books, Black Wolf Books, BBC Bitesize, Book Lab US, Wild Harbour Books
Darren is an enthusiastic, committed illustrator who is a pleasure to work with. He listened closely to our brief and feedback, he was a good communicator and he created some great artwork for us. We'd be very happy to work with him again!
— Leah McDowell, Design and Production Manager, Floris Books