Spending her early childhood in Jamaica, Dominique Salm relocated to the UK where she later completed a degree in illustration. With wildlife being her passion, Dominique has combined this with her drawing ability to work as an artist and has subsequently gained an international reputation as a wildlife artist.
Frequently travelling to Kenya, the artist is lucky to be able to spend a lot of time studying her subjects and creates naturalistic watercolours of the wildlife she observes. Capturing snapshot-like moments, the sole focus is on her subject which she presents on crisp white backgrounds.
‘I have always seen the human side in animals - the way they make you laugh or sympathise with them with an action or expression.’
Exhibiting regularly in London and New York, Dominique has been shortlisted for the David Shepherd Wildlife Artist of the Year award several years in a row and won the BBC Wildlife Artist of the Year in 2009.