Featured Artists

Mersey view of the Liver Building in Liverpool by Dominic Burkhalter

Dominic Burkhalter

Book site: https://www.story-books.club
Painting Site: http://www.dominicburkhalter.com
e-mail: info@redpompom.co.uk


Dominic Burkhalter, education, training and influences….

  • Born 21st March 1959
  • Southampton University – studied Politics and International Relations
  • Bournemouth College of Art – Foundation Course
  • Slade School of Art (1979 – 1983)
  • Goldsmith College – PGCE
  • Portrait shown at National Portrait Gallery Exhibition 1984
  • Exhibited at Christopher Hull Gallery 1985
  • Computer graphics and software development 1987 to present
  • Landscape painting and illustration from March 2015

Dom’s painting influences include both his parents and tutors at Art School that were Keith Mickelwright at the Bournemouth College of Art and Patrick George and Euan Uglow at the Slade School of Art in the 1980s.

The English tradition of landscape of painting of Turner to Patrick George has held the strongest technical influence over Dom’s work, with the English and Swiss mixture of understated and accurate drawing holding the greatest sway.

Growing up in the Dorset countryside in the 1970s can but not have had a strong influence, that and the novels of Thomas Hardy seep in to the unconscious and are there for good like it or not!….with the local town being Lyme Regis in the 1970s Dom worked for John Fowels the author in the local museum and was there to see the filming of the French Lieutenants Woman along the Cobb. Film is another great love and influence on Dom’s work.

Dom’s father was a Swiss tour guide who had the travel bug which was passed on to him. He has travelled widely and the landscapes painted will reflect his favourite parts of the world.

Original Chinese Cat Illustration from Claire Huntley

Claire Huntley

Illustration site: https://www.clairehuntley.com

Originally from Wales, Claire moved to London in the mid 80s to study Graphic Information Design and worked as a graphic (print) designer, moving into web design in the late 90s, working for publishers, med comms agencies and ecommerce. Since 2017 she has been freelancing as an illustrator/designer. Claire also freelance designs in-house at Octopus Publishing, part of Hachette.

e-mail: info@redpompom.co.uk

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Interview with INKY GOODNESS

Women Who Draw

Clients include:
The New Statesman
Octopus Publishing Group
Penguin Random House Group
Cedilla Publishing
JHL Digital
Fred Olsen Cruises
Franks & Pollack Consulting
Lynx Point Pictures
Katie Allen Fine Art Ltd
Mark R Wilson Fine Art
Domby Design Ltd
Windrush Against Sewage Pollution

Original Christmas Card Illustrations from Mary Ralphs

Mary Ralphs

Mary Frances Ralphs was born in South Africa. She gained her degree in Fine Art at the Art Conservatory in Johannesburg before moving to Europe in the 1950s.

After extensive travel in Italy and France, Mary settled in London and took further degrees in Theatre Design at Camberwell School of Art and Illustration at the Chelsea Art School.

Throughout her lifetime Mary continued to cultivate her interest in all aspects of Fine Art—portraits and landscapes in oils, book Illustrations with water colour and costume design using a range of media, including collage.

Maryna Tsymbal

Maryna Tsymbal is a modern artist now living in Watford, United Kingdom who has been drawing for 10 years. She has followed various master classes of artists. Oil paintings are her favourite thing, and has a huge range of feelings and emotions for painting.

Sir John Tenniel

Sir John Tenniel was an English illustrator, graphic humorist, and political cartoonist prominent in the second half of the 19th century. He was knighted for his artistic achievements in 1893. Tenniel is remembered especially as the principal political cartoonist for Punch magazine for over 50 years, and for his illustrations to Lewis Carroll’s Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (1865) and Through the Looking-Glass, and What Alice Found There (1871). Read more.

Fred Barnard

Frederick Barnard was a Victorian English illustrator, caricaturist and genre painter. He is noted for his work on the novels of Charles Dickens published between 1871 and 1879 by Chapman and Hall. Read More.