Thank you for dropping by.

I am a bestselling illustrator and author of children's books living and working by the sea in Dublin, Irelandd.

Bringing a story to life as a picture book is an absolute joy (plus hard work!) and I enjoy the whole process. Particularly making early rough sketches, developing character, exploring the page turn, textures, colour and composition.

I am inspired a lot by the natural world. I use gouache and watercolour paints, chalk and oil pastels, many kinds of pencil, some inks, and bits of the computer too.

These beautiful giclée prints with hand-torn deckle edges, are rich in colour and perfectly capture the tiniest of details of the originals. Printed in Dublin by The Copper House Gallery, a Hahnemühle Certified Studio, on Hahnemühle photo rag paper 305 gsm.


“gorgeous illustrations” - Sunday Times

“a pure treat for young readers” - RTÉ jr

“A glorious book” - Irish Independent

“wonderful artwork” - Irish Examiner

“Gerry Daly's illustrations are delightful” - Books for Keeps


For anyone who would like to draw along, please see my YouTube channel for many step by step videos. There are also lots of children's activities to download on my website.


Gerry Daly portrait