Dominic BurkhalterBiography

  • Born 21st March 1959 London
  • Southampton University – studied Politics and International Relations
  • Bournemouth College of Art – Foundation Course
  • Slade School of Fine Art (1979 – 1983)
  • Goldsmiths College – PGCE 1984
  • National Portrait Awards runner-up, exhibited at National Portrait Gallery, 1984
  • Exhibited at Christopher Hull Gallery, 1985
  • Computer graphics and software development 1987 to current
  • Landscape painting from March 2015
  • Exhibited at View Two Gallery, Liverpool 2015-2016
  • Died 27th March 2022 Kent

    Claire is heartbroken to announce that Dom died very suddenly and unexpectedly a week after his 63rd birthday, and misses him terribly.

Dominic Burkhalter’s painting influences include both his parents and tutors at Art School. Keith Micklewright 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 painting from J.W. 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. Other influences include Edward Hopper, Edgar Degas, Lucian Freud, Camille Pisarro and Hans Holbein.

Early years were spent in Barnes, South West London, before moving to Lyme Regis as a teenager. The Dorset countryside in the 1970s had a strong influence. That and the novels of Thomas Hardy seep into the unconscious and are there for good, like it or not.  Dom worked for John Fowles the author at Lyme Regis Museum. He 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, in particular the work of directors David Lean and Wes Anderson.

With a Swiss father and South African mother, Dom was a born and bred Londoner but thought of himself as a European first and foremost. Dom’s father André was a Swiss tour guide who had the travel bug which was passed on to him. He travelled widely and the landscapes painted reflect his favourite parts of the world. Dom’s South African mother Mary studied theatre and costume design at Camberwell School of Art in London, passing on her love of art, craft and creativity.

For over thirty years Dom worked in the digital world, from the early days of websites and CD-ROMs to the later world of apps, mobile technology and Virtual Reality. 

In later years he began to paint more prolifically, particulary in 2015 when he spent a year painting en plein air while living in Liverpool. As a lifelong Beatles fan he was thrilled to exhibit his work in solo shows at View 2 Gallery on Mathew Street, opposite The Cavern where the Fab Four were discovered. Dom and his wife Claire also enjoyed running a pop-up gallery in Southport, 

Dom has three grown-up children and lived with his wife Claire in London, Liverpool and Kent, England.

Paintings of London, Paris, New York, Venice by Dominic Burkhalter
Here you will find over 70 paintings by Dominic Burkhalter depicting scenes from London, Paris, New York and Venice. Diverse architectural styles combined with atmospheric cinematic scenes provided a huge source of material for his work, both in paperback and hardback.
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Paintings of Liverpool by Dominic Burkhalter
Both in paperback and hardback ‘Paintings of Liverpool’ catalogues 70 original oil paintings of Liverpool, The Wirral and Southport by Dominic. Burkhalter. 
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Paintings of Liverpool by Dominic Burkhalter

ARTFULL: Thoughts, ideas and comments on art and design, reflecting my personal opinions and theories – by Dominic Burkhalter
Both in paperback and hardback ‘Artfull’ is an illustrated record of Dom’s thoughts on art and design, originally written as over eighty blog posts in 2015/2016 when running ‘Domby Gallery’.
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ARTFULL: Thoughts, ideas and comments on art and design, reflecting my personal opinions and theories - by Dominic Burkhalter

If you would like to enquire about ordering prints of any of Dom’s paintings or further information please email Claire Burkhalter on claire.huntley@gmail.com