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Artist Submissions

We regularly have artists from around the world submit their work to IAD. Following are a few artists we're highlighting and their work. Sorry, we can't feature all the work that's submitted.

Alan Burton

Our next featured artist is Alan Burton. Says Alan, "I am an illustrator, writer, author, poet, voice over artist, and creator of quotes and graphic images on novelty products. As an illustrator, I began my career in the late 1980. I published for ‘The Dragon’ magazine – covers and interiors, and for their annual fantasy calendar. I provided October for five years. I also provided a book cover for a German book on Viking history. I have also done several book interiors for offbeat poetry publications. These were black and white pen and ink. I did covers for ‘Science and children’ magazine, as well as continuous work for ‘The Dragon’ magazine."


Burton illustration

"I began by studying the books that I grew up with as a child. Arthur Rackham, Edmond Dulac – illustrators of fairytales, and people like Frank Frazetta for fantasy. Also Harry Clark, who illustrated Edgar Allen Poe. I would study each illustration through a magnifying glass, and try to see just how and what they had done to create their magical masterpieces. It was indeed a wonderfully tedious way to learn, but my appreciation grew as to the incredible talent that I was witnessing. I knew this was what I wanted to try to do. And, although I know that I do not possess the brilliance of those mentioned, I feel that I do have something to offer that might again find its place in the fairytale market. This would be my goal, and always has been."


"From 1997 to 2008 I had a business building sets, props, toy prototypes, special effects, exhibit specialty pieces, stop motion animation and models. This took up a great deal of time and creative energy, and consequently I have not published much since 2001. However, I do still send out cards and prints for sales at a few stores. I have kept my hand at it, but until creating this website in September of [2013] I haven’t sent illustrations to agents. Now I can and do. The internet never being available to me in the 80’s or 90’s."


Burton illustration    Burton illustration

Burton illustration    Burton illustration

Burton illustration    Burton illustration


Burton illustration    Burton illustration

Kariyappa Hanchinamani

Our first featured artist this month is from Karnataka, India. Says Kariyappa, "Through my artistic vision, I have attempted to depict rural culture of India with a hope of preventing it from going into oblivion or rejuvenate if it is perishing." Kariyappa now has his own website. You can find it at


Kariyappa painting    Profile of Kariyappa Hanchinamani

Kariyappa painting    Another Kariyappa painting

Another Kariyappa painting    Another Kariyappa painting