About the Artist
Dominique Densmore is a freelance artist and illustrator.
Born to an American father and English mother, she was raised in Detroit MI, and is now based in London. Largely self-taught, she grew up in a family of artists and musicians. When, at a young age, she showed an ability to copy images quite well, her father encouraged her to draw regularly, with guidance from her mother, who also enjoys sketching.
Her skills increased over the years, as she learned from copying everything from book illustrations to characters from films or cartoons, and from life as well. At fourteen, she began having painting and drawing sessions with professional painter Dennis Orlowski, who later introduced her to oils, one of her favourite mediums. Her first oil painting, a portrait of her sister (also an artist), won her a Gold Key at the 2002 Scholastics Art and Writing Awards.
She has since taken on various projects and commissions, including street painting for the Detroit Festival of the Arts, private commissions, greeting card designs for local London businesses, and competing as a "Wildcard Artist"
for the Sky Arts series "Landscape Artist of the Year."
Densmore often likes to depict scenes from books and stories, though since coming to London, she has also found much inspiration in the rich architecture of the UK. She often goes around the city making sketches and photos of the buildings for later incorporation into her paintings.
A selection of her greeting cards are currently for sale at Frame Set and Match, Notting Hill, London.
A drawing Densmore did from life of her tricycle, at the age of seven.
Densmore's Christmas cards at Bryars and Bryars bookstore, Cecil Court.
At The Eden Project for the Landscape Artist of the Year competition.