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Dave Sutton

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Contact: [email protected]
Local authority: Edinburgh City
Languages: English
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I'm an Edinburgh-based illustrator with a wide range of clients. My work includes children's educational campaigns for the Scottish Government, editorial artwork, murals and children's picture books.

I love hosting arts workshops wherein I present playful fun exercises and focus on imaginations blossoming, boldly creating unique characters and entertaining storylines; and I tackle lack of confidence in drawing. My aim is to encourage creative thinking in a supportive and fun environment.

I also do event illustration wherein I attend an event and draw, scribble, sketch to record the moment in my own accessible fun style. I love working as part of a team; and remain amiable and accessible as I share new ways of working and chat about art.

Local authorities will visit

East Lothian; Edinburgh City; Falkirk; Fife; Glasgow City; Midlothian; Scottish Borders; West Lothian

Events will deliver

Live drawing; Residency; Workshop

Audience will work with

Adults with additional support needs; Young people in the community (e.g. Youth clubs, Guides, Scouts)

Topics of work

Adolescence; Adventure; Animals; Childhood; Coasts, seas & oceans; Comedy, humour & funny books; Environment & climate; Family; Fantasy; First experiences for younger readers; Friendship; Human rights; Music; Picture books; Rhyming books for younger readers; Sports

Age groups published for

Children; Teens; Adults

Age groups will work with

6-8; 9-11; 12-14; 15-18

Audience size

0-10; 11-30