Daniel Dawson - Fine Artist

Daniel Dawson

Manhattan/ New York, NY - United States








Daniel Dawson

Manhattan/ New York, NY - United States

Daniel Dawson - Fine Artist

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February 10th, 2013







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About Daniel Dawson

Daniel is from Bolton,England
Much of the work is decribed as being influenced and directed towards:
transatlantic british - american popular culture and where the two converge.

personal influence:
Northern England artists such as Lowry, Harold Riley, also Steve Penley from Georgia and Warhol's composition and material.
Not a conventional route into painting, never been formally trained just an evolved hobby. Artwork is now a main passtime along with sport.
First came to US to play soccer, played internationally for england U18 and in maryland at the NCAA division 1 level at Mount Saint Mary's University also played in baltimore and has coached soccer for 12 years in part time for manchester united soccer schools bolton wanderers community program, crystal place usa in baltimore and most recently in westchester, harlem and brooklyn for new york redbulls training programs.
Started painting in central park on dinner breaks from work as a trainer in equinox fitness club on upper west side. Saw a little chinese man painting and i thought i can do that. So I had a word and got a few pointers and next day bought a size 7 flat brush and some paint and a small canvas and started to enjoy it, my grandad was an oil painter so always watched him growing up and used to love the smell of the turpentine and observing painting and carpentry and the smell of cut timber in the garage. Have now developed arecent style in latest paintings that is influenced by construction and architectural design. Use palette knives, credit cards and screwdrivers to get desired affects on the canvas with layers of acrylic and oil paint. The use of construction drawings, enhances the depth and the actual construction drawings and electrical wire and brings out the perspective of buildings and architectural features,blocks are used as background to the cityscapes. For instance an empire state building cityscape will have the actual working drawings featured in the painting. As Daniel also has family ties to construction and architecture and holds a keen interest in these fields.

Artisitic influence
Steve Penley
Michael Flohr
Harold Riley

Musical influence
Liverpool, where beatles heard the first sounds from ships from new york the midwest and the south, hearing chuck berry little richard and
london stones influenced by muddy waters
Manchester, oasis 12 bar blues and nyc influence from john lennons work from the dakota
New york, one word Bruce!!!
Historical influence1776 1812 9/11 political events which bound our two countries. British and American shaping and industrial revolution, with its routes in Northern England.

Prefered Influence:
A Bottle of Cold Heineken.

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