About & Contact
Hello! My name is Erin, I am a freelance illustrator and painter based in the Surrey Hills.
Follow me on instagram: @erin.donohoe
Erin Donohoe was born in 1983 in Hampshire, UK and is currently based in Surrey outside London.
Erin is an artist, designer and illustrator. She has worked in commercial fashion since 2008 and was head designer of 8 years for clothing label Sofia & Saint and 3 years freelancing with WWF UK, Creating product and artwork for them.
In 2019 Erin decided to leave the big smoke to set up her own art studio to pursue a career as a commercial illustrator and fine artist. Since then she was a finalist in the Womankind Art & Illustration Award in 2019, and has continued to build her art profile, drawing pastel portraits from sub-cultures, youth, fashion and style, that she sells on her online shop.
As an artist, Erin enjoys reflecting real life scenes through her pastel drawings, by exploring with layering colour and focusing on pattern and detail in her unapologetically naive art style. Through her art works, she wants to create a world where perfectionism is obsolete, and originality is ever-present.
Erin trained at prestigious University Creative Arts in Fashion Design, graduated in 2008 and took a short course in Illustration at Central Saint Martins, where she hasn't stopped exploring.
"Quite Spot" illustration used for Womankind magazine website
"Chloris Goddess of Flowers" illustration printed in #022 Spain edition
Finalist for Womankind Inaugural Illustration Award October 2019. Featured Chloris Goddess Of Flowers gouache painting in November issue of Womankind Magazine.
'The Barbican' oil pastel illustration of the Barbican selected for Chelsea College of Art Short Courses Exhibition.
Interview with Erin Donohoe can be viewed here.
Artist In Residence
October 2019 - January 2020
Erin has been invited by Woking College Of Art and Design to be their A.I.R. Developing her new collection of illustrations inspired by 'Hope' for exhibition at The Lightbox Gallery in June 2020.
WWF (Wildlife Fund For Nature)
Erin has been working with WWF UK since 2017 creating prints and illustrations for many product lines. She recently created a set of mono prints and illustrations for a range of four scarves. All promoting the climate crisis. There collection can be viewed here