daniel williams | Artist

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seventeen traitors lane

Seventeen Traitors' Lane
Market Street

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Daniel Williams is based in his studio, 'Seventeen Traitors' Lane', a jettied Tudor house at the heart of Abergavenny, South Wales.

Daniel celebrates the richness and intensity of colour through overlaying, combining and imposing colours on one another. These paintings mark a complete departure from his figurative and botanical work towards abstraction. Ambiguous textual marks often feature, essentially as graphic substance, while creating cognitive interplay. The use of negative space creates either balance or imbalance within the picture field. Through the action of painting and mark-making an image gradually evolves.

With no conscious intent to record the reference material for his work, Daniel may allude to forms as a result of looking, sometimes drawing from architecture or printed ephemera amongst other visual stimuli. Ultimately the subject is the paint and media. Beyond this is a combination of recall and reference to physical objects.

Daniel has shown at The National Botanic Gardens of Wales, The Royal Horticultural Society, London as well as private galleries, and has work in collections in the UK, US and Malaysia.

Following an expedition to Sabah, Borneo in 2004, Daniel became the first person to paint the rare orchid Paphiopedilum ooii, now in the collection at the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew accompanying an earlier drawing of the orchid Vanilla imperialis. Daniel studied at Middlesex University, London and Blackpool and The Fylde College.

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