Archaeological Illustration and Heritage Services
With almost 20 years experience of Illustration for archaeological and heritage sectors, public, commercial and non-profit I have amassed an extensive portfolio including mapping, visualizations/reconstructions, finds illustrations and more. Have a look at the samples below and don't hesitate to contact me if you would like more information.
Archaeological Finds Illustrations
Key excavated in St Mary's church, Kilkenny.
Drawn in Adobe Illustrator for Kilkenny Archaeology
Image drawn and designed to show appearance and construction of a composite leather and metal decorated Horse Harness found at Caherduggan Castle, Doneraile, Co. Cork during an archaeological dig
Illustrated for: Rubicon Hertiage
Artefact illustration of a medieval decorated antler disc found at Tulsk, Co. Roscommon
Drawn for: Discovery programme
Metal strip with "vine" motif decoration. Drawn in Adobe Illustrator
Excavated from Castledonovan, Co. Cork by Rubicon Heritage
Archaeological illustration showing different views of a Ham Green Jug. Drawing done in Illustrator and Photoshop for Rubicon Heritage
Grave slabs from Boyle Abbey, Co. Roscommon.
Illustrated in Adobe Illustrated for Tobber Archaeology
Found during excavations of St. Marys Church Kilkenny.
Drawn in Adobe Illustrator
Illustrated for: Kilkenny Archaeology
Two leather shoes excavated during a dig at Caherduggan Castle, Doneraile, Co. Cork
Illustrated for: Rubicon Heritage Ltd
An early Bronze Age food vessel, with extensive decoration, largely intact.
Excavated in Co. Carlow, drawn for Rubicon Heritage Ltd
Flintlock pistol, technical illustration showing the different materials in the object.
Illustrated for Rubicon Hertiage Ltd.
Illustrations of Polished stone axe found during archaeological dig.
Done in Adobe illustrator for Rubicon Heritage ltd.
Archaeological Worked flint illustrated in Pen and Ink.
Rathgall Co. Wicklow
Drawn for: Prof. Barry Rafferty. UCD
Decorated Portuguese floor tile excavated from St. Marys Church Kilkenny
Illustrated for: Kilkenny Archaeology
Bronze knife handle found during excavations of Burtown Little, Co. Kildare for the N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme: Phase 3, Kilcullen to Carlow.
Drawn on behalf of Rubicon Heritage for TII
Cufflink illustrated in Adobe Illustrator
St. Marys Church Kilkenny. Illustrated for: Kilkenny Archaeology
Clay pipe illustrated in Adobe Illustrator.
Drawn on behalf of Rubicon Heritage
Reconstructions and Visualisations
Reconstruction and visualisation of Waterford's medieval Charter, done for Waterford Treasures Medieval Museum
Artist visualisation of a prehistoric village and it's proximity to a neighboring settlement. Based on excavations in Russlestown, Kildare.
Published in: "A Journey Along the Carlow Corridor: the archaeology of the M9 Carlow Bypass"
Illustrated on behalf of Rubicon Heritage and TII
Visualisation of the possible size difference in a medieval hobilar and destrier horse. Image created as part of TII's publication "Colonising a Royal Landscape"
Created for: Rubicon Ltd /TII's Heritage Series
House reconstruction based on archaeological remains found at Ryleen during the New Ross bypass works undertaken by Rubicon heritage
Archaeological reconstruction and visualisation of the 1642 massacre of Carrickmines Co. Dublin. A mass-grave was found during excavations with all skeletal remains bearing traces of violent deaths. One skeleton, that of a female showed injuries which could be attributed to having been cut down by sword, both from someone standing at her level and from horseback (depicted).
Sgraffito dish extrapolated from pottery sherds and reconstructed in Adobe Photoshop.
From John Street, Waterford Co. Waterfod
Done for: Rubicon Ltd.
Zoomorphic drinking horn terminal visualisation
An interpretation of how the artefact may have looked when in use. Excavated from Ballyvass, N9/N10 Kilcullen to Waterford Scheme
Drawn for: Rubicon Heritage on behalf of TII
Maps and Infographics
Map of Ireland showing nativity of members of the 23rd Illinois Infantry
Map of medieval pilgrimage route in Co. Kerry
Produced for Louise Nugent
Spread of Anglo-Norman Motte and Baileys in Co. Louth, Ireland
Info graphic used to illustrate the prevalence of fish bone in an archaeological assemblage.