Puffin by Dawson

Muriel Dawson (1897-1974)
Tammy norie about life size. Shetland. [Puffin], undated.
Watercolour, crayon, coloured pencil and ink on paper, 227 x 150 mm.

Muriel Dawson is best known as an illustrator of children's books. Her prints of young children remain very popular, evoking a sense of childhood innocence set in idyllic natural surroundings.

This bold drawing of Atlantic puffins (Fratercula arctica) conveys Dawson's attention to detail combined with a sense of the pure enjoyment she had observing the natural world.

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