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About The Artist

Katie Marland is an artist and illustrator based between Bristol and London, where she recently completed the postgraduate Drawing Year at the Royal Drawing School. She achieved a first class with honours in Illustration from UAL in 2019.

Her practice is research-led, working from esoteric texts, medical history, museum collections and from observation, with a keen focus on folklore and the eerie. Her work falls into the category of dark art or horror art, but also includes classical studies and careful observation of nature.

She has worked with Penguin Random House, University of Wales Press, Little Toller Books, the Green Letters journal, the London Postal Museum, and on private commission. 

For information regarding exhibiting, projects or commissions, please see the contact page. Any ideas are welcome, and commission requests are always considered.


The Folklore of Wales: Ghosts (2023) Delyth Badder and Mark Norman, University of Wales Press - All illustrations

Ecocriticism and the Island: Readings from the British-Irish Archipelago (2022) Pippa Marland, Rowman and Littlefield - Illustration

Birdsong in a Time of Silence (2021) Steven Lovatt, Penguin Books - All illustrations

The Wren: A Biography (2018) Steven Moss, Penguin Books - Frontispiece illustration


Oil & Oak: Arising (24th January - 2nd April 2023)

Folklore Library and Archive: Folklore (10th October - 16th December 2022)

Bristol City Hall, The Vestibules: Folklore (13th - 16th September 2022)

Salisbury Arts Centre: Wiltshire Creative Summer Open (12th July - 3rd September 2022)

The Royal Drawing School: Works on Paper (8th - 14th April 2022)

SPACE Studios: RDS Open Studios (6th - 19th April 2022)

Christie's: The Best of the Drawing Year (March 2022)

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