Daniel was born in Leeds in 1978 and has been painting professionally since late 2013. When asked to explain his work; "What type of artist are you?" Daniel finds the easiest way to describe himself is "a realist painter." Hopper's "Nighthawks" heavily influenced his early years.
Vettriano's "Mad Dogs" persuaded him to try using a paintbrush. Durer, Vermeer and contemporary painters such as Clive Head and Richard Estes all played their part in educating him. Daniel's work put simply, is story telling. Applying curiosity, referencing the current or everyday and redefining with a brush, his perception of it. Individual piece's can take from a week to a month depending mainly on the complexity and in part the scale of the work. What remains integral to Daniel is the desire to create an image with a convincing level of detail. This hopefully holds the viewers attention long enough for them to question their initial interpretation. As an artist, Daniel is focused upon the physicality of painting. His hope is that aside from the evolving narrative, a final piece should boldly demonstrate the constructive process of the work, therefore allowing the viewer upon closer inspection to be able to explore the evidence of marks, lines and brush strokes which in turn defines the work as a painting.