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DANIEL SHADBOLT N.E.A.C.

Born in 1980 Daniel graduated from Chelsea College of Art and Design in 2003. This was followed by completing The Drawing Year at the Prince’s Drawing School (now the Royal Drawing School).
His preferred medium is oil paint is and the paintings are largely from direct observation, subjects ranging from compact still life to larger interior and portraiture.  Still life, especially flowers, is a constant and ongoing interest as the suggestions made by the subject matter, in combination with the variety of potential lighting and background colours, are inexhaustible.  The choice of coloured ground, as a starting point, is informed by the remaining pigments on his palette, these then influence the tonal schemes of the developing works.  Daniel has taught painting at the Heatherley School of Fine Art since 2008.  Exhibiting in 2002 at the National Portrait Gallery, portraits painted from life were Daniel’s initial preference of subject.  Since he was young the portrait has been of interest, culminating in 2016 with the publication of his book ‘Painting and Drawing the Head’. 
He was elected as a member of the New English Art Club in 2015.In 2009 he was awarded the Bulldog bursary through the Royal Society of Portrait Painters.  He went on to receive the non-members prize from the same society in 2017.