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About the artist

Daniel J. Yeomans


Daniel J. Yeomans was born in Bedford 1986,  and spent his childhood living just below the Malvern hills, nearly always with a pencil in hand, and it was probably also here, that his love for nature and the outdoors began. Then moving to the Midlands and studying Art at college, along with Design & Media.  A fascination for travel impelled a move to the Swiss Alps, aged 20, to live and work where he remained for 5 years, until eventually deciding to pursue his career as an artist.  He studied at the Charles H. Cecil Studios in Florence, where he trained using a technique known as ‘sight-size’ favoured by many of the masters such as Velasquez & Van Dyck. Receiving a scholarship in his 2nd year enabled him to remain for another year as a teacher/studio assistant whilst continuing his studies.  In-keeping with his training, Daniel continues to paint from life under natural light, and now has a purpose built studio close to Geneva.  After starting his career in Wales Daniel later moved to Switzerland and settled in Founex where he works and lives.  Accepting commissions all over, and recently being made a member of the RCA (Royal Cambrian Academy) sees his works hanging in private, and public collections throughout Europe, Asia & America.

Exhibition of Welsh art in Wales


  • North to South Wales – Solo exhibition at MOMA | 31st Nov – 18th Jan 2020
  • The National Library of Wales purchase Self portrait #3 for their collection
  • Nature themed exhibition at the The Willow Gallery. | July 2019 | UK
  • Daniel’s painting  ‘The 12 Caesars’ was ‘Highly commended’ at the MOMA 2019 ‘History’
  • Ellesmere College Exhibition – Shropshire – May 2019 | UK
  •  Daniel’s painting ‘Dystonia & I ; The renaissance of self’ has been selected for the Shortlist in Jackson’s Open Painting Prize 2019.
  • The Soden collection, Shrewsbury – British & American modern – July/Aug | UK
  • Gallery Esquisse – Solo Exhibition – Feb/March Nyon. 2018 |CH
  • Self Portrait ‘Painting a stranger‘ Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters – 2017
  • The Willow Gallery Oswestry – Open Exhibition – Sept/Nov. 2017 | UK
  • Commissioned by the Trustees of Powis Castle Estate – Aug. 2017
  • Ellesmere College Exhibition – Shropshire – June 2017 | UK
  • Shortlisted for the Royal Society of Portrait Painters – 2016
  • The Willow Gallery Oswestry – Open Exhibition – December 2016 | UK
  • Welsh Assembly (Senedd) -‘Montgomery town Crier‘- October 2016 |UK
  • Premier of Wilhem Amrhein film – Engelberg – December 2015 | CH
  • Hinterzarten Tal Museum – Germany – Winter 2016 | GER
  • TME Tal Museum Engelberg – ‘From snow’ – Winter 2014-2015 | CH
  • Hotel Hoheneck – ‘Life in the mountains’ – Summer 2014 | CH
  • Apro Schloss – Solo exhibition – Winter 2013 | CH


Jacksons Art

Interview with Jacksons Art

Daniel Brady talks to me about my experiences in Florence, inspiration for projects, my most recent exhibition and becoming an artist.
Read the full article here

oli painting of the artists friend Tod

Interview with DiscoverDyfi

Poppy and I and talk about my latest exhibition , the future and inspirations for my latest installation at the MOMA gallery in Machynlleth. 
Read the full article here

North - South. MOMA catalogue imags.017

The Chronicle

Article in the Chronicle

talking about the relationship between Daniel and model Timothy Edmunds and their project for charity.

Daniel Yeomans - Thursday October 19th - Oswestry & Borderland Chronicle copy

Wales Arts Review

Interview with Wales Arts Review

| talks to acclaimed portrait artist danieljamesyeomans about his methods & exhibition at the Willowgallery in Oswestry 

purchasing pic3
working with the model alongside the canvas

My Shrewsbury Magazine

Interview with ‘My Shrewsbury magazine’

I talk with ‘My Shrewsbury’ magazine about painting a Self portrait from life

Shrewsbury magazine talking to Daniel Yeomans about painting a self portrait
how to paint a self portrait with Daniel Yeomans

La Côte

Article in ‘La Cote’ Newspaper

Newspaper titled ‘Making Turner & Constable blush’ talks about the opening of Daniel’s latest exhibition in Nyon, Switzerland. Comments on Daniel’s inspirations, his journey one how he came to be a full time artist preferred working methods.

Making Turner and Constable blush...
Neue Obwaldner Newspaper

Article in the ‘Neue Obwaldner’ newspaper

Articles following Daniel’s exhibition ‘ Impressions of Switzerland’. Title translates as: ‘Following in the footsteps of portrait painters from the 19th century

Auf den Spuren copy
1st article

Front page in the Neue Obwaldner

Front Page: (Neue Obwaldner Newspaper) December 2013
The Englishman Daniel Yeomans is in the Monastery village capturing shades of winter from the trail

die weisse farbe...