An Féileacán agus an Rí was a challenging book to illustrate, as although I love myths and the magical story that Máire has created, I hadn't illustrated a book with so many human characters in it before. I chose to use models for the main characters (friends and family!) and I'm hugely grateful to them for their help.
Another particular aspect of this book of course is the question of what imaginary time period to set it in, and how to blur the boundaries between real and unreal so that they merge together. I incorporated some of the beautiful patterns from Bronze & Iron age Celts into the illustrations, having visited the National Museum of Archaeology in Dublin a couple of times, and you may indeed spot some famous artefacts in the details.
Illustrations from the book have been exhibited at the Biennial of Illustration Bratislava 2021, and it has been published in Irish, Breton, Romanian, and Laos.