Bret Burkmar has been painting and drawing for as long as he can remember, spending many happy childhood hours faithfully producing film posters that had caught his eye. After finishing school he attended Bournemouth and Poole College of Art and Design where he was confronted by many artistic influences and had the chance to develop his own work. This led to a Higher National Diploma in Natural History Illustration. Since leaving college he has tackled all manner of commissions, ranging from wildlife illustration and landscapes to fine art and cartoons. For a number of years he has had the opportunity to support Team Genie, a local Cystic Fibrosis charity, providing paintings of local golf courses for their fund raising auctions.
In 2001Bret began to create his range of beach landscapes which have proved to be very popular with both locals and visitors to his home town.His work has been displayed and sold in local galleries for many years now, and can be found in private collections from New Zealand to the USA.
Bret's recent work combines a fine art influence with his illustration training to create surreal landscapes that twist familiar themes. He lives in Bournemouth with his family and still gets a buzz every time he picks up a paintbrush.
27" by 40"
27" x 40"
27" x 39"
27" x 39"