Dan Tomkins is an artist and illustrator based in Adelaide, Australia. Creative service is at the heart of Dan’s practice and he thrives on the connection and challenge of creating work in a collaborative environment. His illustrations appear on a diverse range of projects though he is best known for his work specialising in the wine industry in both Australia and abroad. He has exhibited in solo and group shows and creates commissioned works for homes, public environments and business spaces. Dan’s work is predominately in the disciplines of painting and drawing and he draws inspiration from a myriad of sources. The beauty and fragility of nature features prominently in his work as does capturing moments that reflect the simplicity and quiet, almost hidden depth of daily life. Contemporary culture, art, literature, film and music also provide Dan with an endless supply of ideas and subjects to play with. When he’s not busy with client projects he thoroughly enjoys time in the studio to explore ideas and personal projects. This two-way dynamic provides balance in his work as one aspect informs the other and allows Dan to create strong and engaging visual solutions for his clients while continuing his own artistic practice.

For more information you can contact Dan at inf[email protected] or checkout @dan_tomkins for all the latest news and projects.

Bellwether Wines // Longview Vineyard // State Opera of South Australia // The Adelaide
Review // State Theatre Company of South Australia // Aboriginal Biodiversity Conservation Foundation // Stella Bella Wines // Ruby Spice Emporium // Cuvée Co Wines // Barossa Boy Wines // Two Hands Wines // South Australian Tertiary Admission Centre // Wirra Wirra Vineyards // Orlando Wines Jacob Creek // Jericho Wines // Hugh Hamilton Wines // Boordy Vineyards // St Hugo // Bleasedale Vineyards // Peter Lehmann // University of South Australia // Australian Central Credit Union // Balast Stone Estate Wines // Capital Wines

Solo

New Paintings, Bellwether Wines, Coonawarra 2018 // Recent Paintings, Birds Gallery, Melbourne 2016 // All the King’s Men, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide 2011 // Recent Works, Balnaves Winery, Penola 2010 // Poco Loco, Adelaide 2002

Group

Loreto Spring Art Fair, Adelaide 2018 // Film Noir, Mr Goodbar, Adelaide 2018 // Loreto Spring Art Fair, Adelaide 2017 // Saint Ignatius Art Show, Adelaide 2017 // Dwell, Worth Gallery 2017 // Urban Cow Studio Group Show, Adelaide 2017 // Little Works, Worth Gallery, Adelaide 2016 // Group Show, Smart Art Gallery, Adelaide 2016 // Loreto Spring Art Fair, Adelaide 2016 // SALA Group Exhibition, Penny’s Hill Winery, McLaren Vale 2016 // Worth Gallery Group Show, Adelaide 2016 // Bowie Exhibition, Urban Cow Studio, Adelaide 2016 // Worth Gallery Group Show, Adelaide Oval 2015 // Goodwood Arthouse Pop-Up Gallery, Adelaide 2015 // Loreto Spring Art Fair, Adelaide 2015 // Saint Ignatius Art Show, Adelaide 2015 // Small Works Collection, Gingers, Adelaide 2014 // John Shaw Neilson Art Prize 2014 // Scenes From A Perpetual Notion, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide 2012 // John Shaw Neilson Art Prize 2012 // The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum 2011 // John Shaw Neilson Art Prize 2011 // Selected Works, AP Bond Gallery, Adelaide 2010 // Baby Frank, The Man and The Woman, Chapel Hill Winery 2010 // The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum 2010 // John Shaw Neilson Art Prize 2010 // Feeling Sketchy, Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide 2010 // The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum 2008 // Clocks, Artichoke Gallery, Adelaide 2007 // Local Artists, Artichoke Gallery, Adelaide 2007 // Local Artists, Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide 2007 // Baldclanger Portrait Prize, Grace Emily Hotel, Adelaide 2005, 2006, 2007 // The Banque Art Show, Adelaide 2004 // Twenty Big Ones, Art Images Gallery, Adelaide 2002 // Glenelg Art Show, Adelaide 1997

Awards

Finalist, Emma Hack Art Prize 2015 // Winner, John Shaw Neilson Art Prize 2012 // Finalist & Highly Commended Award, The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2011 // Winner, John Shaw Neilson Art Prize 2010 // Finalist, The Waterhouse Natural History Art 2010 // Finalist & Highly Commended Award , The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize 2008 // Third Place Prize, The Banque Art Show 2004 // Best Local Scene, Glenelg Art Show 1997

If you would like to get in touch with Dan to discuss a collaborative project or commissioned work, please say hi at [email protected]