Ciara Winkelmann Creates

fab-new-breed-on-block-posterThere are many famous illustrated dogs in children’s literature, from Lassie to Hairy McClairy, Spot and Snoopy to name just a few. Many of these exceptional creatures inspired Ciara Winkelmann to create, not just one character canine but a whole new breed! Fabadoodles are pretty patterned pooches that experience life through their everyday adventures and make extraordinary friendships along the way.

Stake our Domain

stake-your-domainWhen it comes to securing ones patch on the World Wide Web it’s important to own your domain. For this reason alone CIARA WINKELMANN ILLUSTRATIONS has dropped an ‘r’ and added the ‘doggies’ to give her pretty patterned pooches their very own space.

Brand new imagery for 2017

SCBWI Ireland’s new image reflects a strong personality in a global society. new-brand-design-work‘Reading Child’ design for SCBWI Ireland.

SCBWI Ireland


As a proud and active member of SCBWI Ciara Winkelmann has been appointed Ireland’s new Illustrator Coordinator, supporting our superb Regional Advisor Colleen Jones.


Our year started with a request to create imagery for NorthDoc, an out of hours medical service. It was fun and liberating so here’s a brief peek!northdoc-ill-1northdoc-ill-2northdoc-ill-3CIARAWINKELMANN ILLUSTRATIONS ©️Copyright 2017

Mascot Aran

BC Fabradoodle AronAran is my most traditional Irish fabadoodle to date. The history of the Aran Sweater goes back a long way in our culture with great meaning given to the stitches that go into creating the individual Clan jumpers. Aran’s coat reflects the Honeycomb stitch for Luck and Prosperity and the Cable for Friendship and Love. She is dedicated to my special Book Club Ladies who keep me centred on all things literary.

What’s the motivation?

Bull DoggieI don’t know why I create my patterned pooches but I do know I feel love and happiness when I see them appear on my page. I need to show my Fabadoodles and hope everyone feels the love & happiness too.

Doggie Drawing blitzThank You Ms.Vaughan & Ms. Doyle  for an exquisite Expo of your 3rd Class, Bunscoil Loreto, Gorey, Doggie Doodles. Precious. X

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