Born in Newcastle, brought up in Harrogate and currently living in Dublin. Winner of a prestigious prize at the World Illustration Awards 2016.
New Light shortlisted artist Brian Gallagher, who was born in Newcastle and brought up in Harrogate before moving to Dublin, has won a prestigious prize at the World Illustration Awards 2016. Organised by the Association of Illustrators and the Directory of Illustration, they received a total of 2200 applications from 66 countries.
Brian has enjoyed a successful career as a professional illustrator and fine artist. He was drawn to using linocut and then scraperboard through the tutoring of wood engraver Peter Reddick whilst studying at Bristol Polytechnic. His work has appeared in all areas of design and his clients include Harper Collins, Oxford University Press and Random House.
He was short-listed for the 2015/16 New Light Prize Exhibition with two pieces including his work ‘Out the Back’. New Light promotes Northern art and Northern artists primarily through its biennial Prize Exhibition.