About and contact

Hello and thank you for stopping by!


My name is Aga Grandowicz and, after a long and successful career in graphic design and advertising, I decided to dedicate more of my time to wildlife illustration and everything else that is biodiversity-related.

Within this website, you’ll see a selection of my illustrations and drawings, mostly related to Wildlife Illustration and Natural History Illustration. They are available to buy as prints, cards and original wildlife art. You can also commission illustrated information boards or even a mural. My artwork would also be suitable for calendars, wildlife posters, brochures, wildlife magazines – please get in touch to discuss if you’re interested in.

In my online shop, I also sell some of the illustrations that have been featured in my first book (Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals).

My wildlife artwork covers various species, such as Mammal illustrations, Bird illustrations, Fish illustrations, Insects illustrations, Botanical illustrations, Reptile & Amphibian illustrations and Invertebrate illustrations.

As a wildlife illustrator and a keen naturalist, I have a particular interest in small mammals and fish. If you wish to purchase any of the wildlife paintings or illustrations you see on this website, check my Store page where I have listed some of the wildlife artwork for sale. And, to see more of my artwork, including photos of work in progress – please check my Instagram feed which I update on a regular basis.

 

Contact

contact@aga-grandowicz.com
(+353) 85 715 3449

www.aga-grandowicz.com

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Instagram: aga.grandowicz
LinkedIn: Aga Grandowicz
Twitter: @AgaGrandowicz

Based in Rathfarnham, Dublin, Ireland.

 


Recent activity:

  • Introduced wildlife letters for children – Happy Wildlife Post.
  • Created an illustrated information board about my local birds, sponsored by my local County Council.
  • Created three drawings for County Cork Colouring Book about the County’s Heritage and Biodiversity.
  • Provided illustrations for Leitrim County Council’s Heritage brochure.
  • Provided illustrations for Dun Laoghiare-Rathdown County Council.
  • Illustrated and designed an illustrated information board for Kilcolman, Offaly County Council.
  • Providing on a regular basis drawing workshops, combined with fun animals facts – run for children in various Irish venues, mostly at book and family festivals, but also in libraries – please check here for more details.
  • Participated in RTE Kids workshop and interview.
  • Created new Youtube video slide shows:
    Wildlife illustrations by Aga Grandowicz
    Aga Grandowicz – DRAWINGS
    Designing and illustrating a heritage board for Kilcolman, Co. Offaly, Ireland

Recent exhibitions:

  • Wildly Wonderful World of Dr Hibernica Finch, LexIcon, Dun Laoghaire, part of Mountains to Sea Book Festival, March 2019.
  • Irish Animals, Airfield, Overends, Dublin, from December 2018.
  • Trees of Marlay Park, Royal Horticultural Society of Ireland, Dublin, 2018.

Selected awards:

  • Awarded an art grant in 2020 from South Dublin County Council.
  • Honour Award for Illustration at CBI’s Book of the Year Award 2019, for Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals.
  • Awarded a heritage grant in 2019 to provide wildlife illustrations for Dun Laoghaire Rathdown County Council.
  • Shortlisted for Literacy Ireland Children’s Book Award 2019, for Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals.
  • Shortlisted for Irish Books Awards 2018 in the Best Irish-Published category, for Dr Hibernica Finch’s Compelling Compendium of Irish Animals.
  • Silver award at An Post Smart Marketing Awards, Dublin, 2019.
  • Bronze award at An Post Smart Marketing Awards, Dublin, 2016.
  • Four Gold, two Silver and two Bronze awards at An Post DMA, Dublin, 2014.
  • Winner in ‘Direct Marketing’ category – at All Ireland Marketing Awards, Dublin, 2014.
  • Silver award in category ‘Best Utility’ – at An Post DMA, Dublin, 2012.
  • Exhibiting her posters in poster biennials around the world; recently at the 1st Ecuador Poster Bienal, at the 14th International Poster Biennial in Mexico, at the 8th International Triennial of Stage Poster in Sofia, 2016.
  • Two Gold awards in categories Smartest Advertising and Smartest Integrated Campaign for GUINNESSPlus; client: Diageo Ireland, 2013.
  • Two Gold awards in categories ‘Best Over-all Creative’ and ‘Best Direct Mail Low Volume’ – at An Post DMA, Dublin, 2010.

 

Aga Grandowicz at one of her drawing workshops for children, photo: Alek Nowak, 2019.photo: Alek Nowak, 2019.