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Piera Cirefice is a freelance Illustrator, based in the UK with a BA(Hons) degree in Illustration from Falmouth University.

Having grown up around the Mourne Mountains, the beauty of the outdoors fuels her work, with travel reportage Illustration at the heart of her practice. Using traditional methods like watercolour and referencing cartography she aims to document the landscape: the flora and fauna, as well as the tales tied to that land, all with an underlying emphasis on ecological concerns. 

Through en plein air watercolour, Piera hopes to capture the atmosphere of the living landscape, creating a sense of immediacy by documenting her personal response to the landscape at that moment in time. Influenced by the writings of Nan Shepherd and John Muir, her work is guided by the idea that to go out into nature is to look inwards into oneself. 




Exhibition and Press


The Tabernacle Art Competition

Oriel Lockdown Exhibition

Aberystwyth Art Centre (June'21)

joint exhibition with V'cenza Cirefice documenting wild swimming Landscapes of Snowdonia 


Oriel Môn (Feb-Jun'22)

Interview (Aug‘19)

Piera Cirefice: On Being Sustainable as an Illustrator (Aug ‘19)

Piera Cirefice - Mourne Mountain Illustrator.
Josh Bell (Oct'18)

Transforming the Turf Exhibtion

Stella and Fly, NYC, USA (Sep ‘18)

SDCC Exhibition Launch

Top Floor Arts, Co. Down, Northern Ireland (Aug’18)

An Untold Story Exhibition

The Hallows Gallery, Belfast (Apr-May’18)

Issue Three: Makers, feature (Apr ’18)

Feature in publication (Mar'19). Interview in website (Apr’18)

Graduate in Residence Programme

Blick Studios, Belfast (Oct'17-April'18)

Belfast Design Week Launch

Ormeau Baths, Belfast (Oct ’17)

Directory (May’17)

D&AD New Blood

London, UK (July 2016)

New Designers Fair

London, UK (July 2016)

Falmouth University Graduate Show

Cornwall, UK (June 2016)



You can find Piera's collections of Illustrated Paper Goods with these fantastic independent Retailers, all local to the UK and Ireland.

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