Tim Durning Lends Fantasy Scenes a Quiet Beauty [Art]
In addition to his personal work, many of the pieces Durning has posted to his portfolio site and his blog are commissioned illustrations he’s done for editorial, comics and book covers. Even when he’s working with someone else’s materials, he shows a real knack for portraying women with an understated beauty in intriguing and mysterious situations. His original pieces, including the woman crying in the circle of tiny ships and his pagan Halloween illustration, tend to be more complex, but are similarly lovely. He’s also done some simpler illustrations of other people’s cats, giving them a lightly heraldic feel. For a while, he was offering pet portrait commissions on his Etsy store, and I hope he returns to them. I’d like to figure out my pooch’s coat of arms.