DilettantO

QUINNS ROCKS, Australia

I have been a freelance illustrator for over 40 years. For the last 15 years or so, I have been working exclusively digitally, now using...

I am professional illustrator with over 40 years experience. Some years ago, I was responsible for revamping Thomas the Tank Engine’s image and for creating all the artwork for the worldwide merchandise, including over 30 books, for Random House (NY) and Heinemann (UK). Much of this work was done under the pseudonym ‘Owain Bell’ and some examples can still be found on the Net. I worked on TTTE between the years 1984 and 1994.

I have been working exclusively digitally for around 15 years. I work in a ‘photorealistic’ style, now using Corel Painter v2017 in conjunction with a Wacom Touch tablet and pressure sensitive stylus. Although my work is often mistaken for photographs, I do not use photographs for anything other than reference. All artwork is painted in the same way as with traditional media.

My other main interest is music, both listening and playing. I taught myself to play fiddle and Swedish nyckelharpa. I play mostly English Country dance music and some Irish, Scottish, American and European. If you are interested to see and hear me playing, search for me on Youtube or my Facebook page entitled ‘No Airs’.

For a quick way to see my artwork available for sale on RB, please visit my Bubblesite Here

  • Joined: August 2009
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