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PAINTING FROM LIFE

In keeping with his traditional training in Florence, Daniel paints commissions from life, whilst also exploring his own creativity and thereby bringing a contemporary twist to a classical approach.  Through his painting methods he shares a direct link with the great portrait painters of the past, preparing his own pigments and the highest quality canvasses.  Daniel’s sitters are immersed into the world of portraiture at his studio, making the experience a memorable journey for both model and artist.  Taking the time to have sittings with his model and allowing the painting to evolve over time is an important part of Daniel’s approach.

YOUR COMMISSION

Commissions come in many forms and mediums and prices vary accordingly.  Whatever you have in mind, from an outdoor family portrait to a delicate still-life painting, contact Daniel today and have a chat.

Roughly once a year Daniel opens his studio to the public for the weekend. He also welcomes private visits to the studio by arrangement. 

PREVIOUS COMMISSIONS

Here you can discover a number of Daniel’s previous commissions .  If you are looking to buy or commission a work but you are unsure of the process, these articles will allow you to get a better idea of the artistic journey. To browse other articles please see the EDITORIAL.

Large Portraits Painting a commission at home Large portraits can range from a single full length portrait through to a full size family portrait. Their particular interest lies in the complexities of arranging a large composition, something that has fascinated critiques and artists alike throughout the centuries. LARGE PORTRAITS read more Landscapes LANDSCAPES In this article you can read about Daniel’s process as he paints a landscape commission in the Swiss Alps. LANDSCAPES read more Portraits in the studio Portraits in the studio Portraits can range from a charcoal drawing right through to a life-size scene painting. Daniel is a relaxed painter who makes you feel very much at ease in his purpose-built studio which has beautiful north light coming through one large window. Sittings are arranged to suit your schedule. Each sitting typically lasts about three hours in total (including breaks, cups of tea and plenty of chatting throughout). The number of sittings depends on the complexity of the idea and size of the canvas.
PORTRAITS IN THE STUDIO read more

WHAT OTHERS SAY

“Dan is an extremely talented artist. He did a great job of a very large painting at our home in Wales. We will all hear a lot more about him in the years to come”.

LORD HAGUE OF RICHMOND

“J’ai rarement rencontré dans ma vie une telle beauté et lumière dans une peinture réalisée par un artiste contemporain. Au moment où j’ai vu ce tableau, j’en ai été submergé. “

ANONYMOUS COLLECTOR OF "TEA & CAKE WITH A VIEW OF LES RIVES"

“Daniel’s work will join our iconic collection of Welsh artists’ self-portraits housed at the National Library of Wales in Aberystwyth.”

N.L.W

“Daniel is my favourite living artist – a complete master of his craft and quite honestly I think he’s a genius”

ANJA DUNK

“It has been a great pleasure and fascinating to sit for my portrait, with loads to chat and laugh about too!”

JONATHAN HERBERT, VISCOUNT CLIVE

“I was astonished at the level of skill involved and I now own a portrait admired by everyone who visits. Military portraits or otherwise, Dan is a brilliant painter.”

LT COL W. LISTER (RTD)

“An Absolute pleasure! Exciting, daunting and an experience of immense surprise.”

S. BLOWER, MONTGOMERY TOWN CRIER

“The final result hangs proudly in the front room; but more than that is the fond memory of the process by which it got there.”

EDD RAYNER

“Its very enjoyable sitting for Dan. A concentrated but relaxed artist in a beautiful studio.”

DEB SIMMONDS

“An amazing experience! I feel privileged to have an insight into his passion. Thank you Dan!”

KATE SWAN

The Easel Editorial

If you’re an Art Lover, Creator or Collector this is for you.

Daniel’s monthly Editorial aims to inspire. With new artists to watch and news from around the art community. Videos, blog posts and tutorials along with exhibition dates. All inside.

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