My name is Mike Daniels. I have been painting in oil since 2000. I love oil painting in the impressionist style. I enjoy landscapes and still life. I work with brush and palette knife on canvas and canvas board. Over the past several years I have seen a style develop that I like: thick paint with a lot of texture. I enjoy plein air as well as studio work. I was commissioned by the U.S. Post Office to create a unique work representing the postal service for Lafayette, NJ. This event instilled confidence and the desire to provide paintings to commemorate the feeling and inspirations of the past.