Since I graduated as a product designer in the 80´s I have worked as a motorcyle- and car designer for Honda, BMW, Mazda, Opel, Saab and also for VW. This and some petrol in my blood might be the reason for my love in classical cars.

Beside my work as a car designer I really enjoy painting landscapes, which seem to be dominated by Islay scenery, an island I fell in love with some 17 years ago and a place where I try to spend as much time as possible. Depending on subject and size of the painting my preferred media are watercolour or acrylics. 
Mostly I work in my studio, but sketching on site and capturing moods and impressions in my sketchbook is a pleasure which makes me forget the time and the world around me.

Despite my name I do not paint with my fingers, I prefer to use brushes, but I thought it would be fun to name my website “www.fingerpainting.de” after my surname.

Thank you for showing interest in my work!

Enjoy browsing! In case you have questions or you are interested in purchasing a painting don´t hesitate to contact me.

Dietmar Finger









Workshops inkl. Unterkunft auf der Insel Islay


Seit Dezember 2017 wohne ich im ruhig gelegenen Örtchen Carnduncan auf der Hebriden- insel Islay, gelegen vor der schottischen Westküste. Nachdem ich schon seit zwei Jahren dort Skizzenkurse veranstaltet habe, kann ich dies nun intensivieren und, da ein eigenes Atelier zur Verfügung steht, auch mit Aquarellkursen in den Abend hinein vertiefen.

Ab etwa Mai stehen neben dem durchgehend offenen Atelier auch zwei Gästezimmer zur Verfügung, in dem Kursteilnehmer wohnen können.

Weitere Informationen unter WORKSHOPS und ACCOMMODATION.


Für Gruppen ab min. zwei Personen können auch Workshops ohne Unterkunft organisiert werden. Kontakt hierfür bitte unter dietmar@fingerpainting.de.



Workshops incl. Accomodation on the Isle of Islay


In December 2017 I have moved to the hebredian island Islay where l hosted "Sketch Islay" - workshops since a couple of years. My own studio allows me to itensify this activity and also to extend such with watercolor classes in the evenings.

From about May on there will also be 2 rooms available, where participants can stay.

For further Informationen see "WORKSHOPS" and "ACCOMODATION".


For a group of min. two workshops excluding the overnight stays can be organised.

Please email to dietmar@fingerpainting.de.


WW100 / Isle of Islay


Islay will be hosting one of the major commemorations in Scotland for World War 1 in May 2018 as part of the wider WW100 Scotland commemorations. Islay and Jura lost over 200 of their own men on the battlefields and seas of WW1. In 1918 the war arrived directly on the shores of Islay. The torpedoing of the troopship SS Tuscania and the collision of HMS Otranto with another vessel in her convoy resulted in the deaths of over 500, mainly American, servicemen. The people of Islay rose to the challenge of these two events in an inspirational way.
One hundred years on these events will be remembered and those involved honoured. (Text by https://ww100islay.com/)


I am glad I could contribute to the WW100 celebrations on the Isle of Islay by donating one of four watercolour paintings I did of the American Monument. The painting will be auctioned and I hope it will gain a neat sum to be used according to the Islay WW100 Commitee.





My first two watercolour paintings of the AMERICAN MONUMENT on the Isle of Islay.

Available as originals as well as prints in two different sizes in an open edition.


AMERICAN MONUMENT II on the left and TWO SIDES available as a limited edition print / 10 pieces each in two formats (10"x13"/ £ 45,- and 18"x24" / £ 65,-, respective 17"x11" / £ 45,- and 27"x19" / £65,-).

The original painting AMERICAN MONUMENT II is available, while TWO SIDES has been donated to the Isle of Islay WW100 Commitee and will be auctioned some time in May.



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