Story Books Club
Story Books Club

About the writer and illustrator

Biography

Dominic Burkhalter, education, training and influences...

 

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

Project management and software development 1987 to 2015

Landscape painting March 2015 - February 2016

Writting and illustrating books 2016-present

Project management 2016-present

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 Fowles the author in the local museum and was there to see the filming of the French Lieutenant's 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.
Dom’s writing and illustrating books now!