Daniel Preece uses the architectural structure of the city as a starting point to explore formal issues of geometry and colour.
Daniel's painterly style has evolved from the pictorial landscape tradition, working directly from observation, to recording the city from high and oblique vantage points. This latter technique allows the artist's work to flit between abstraction and figuration.
"My intention is to encourage the viewer to consider the city differently and I hope lead them to reassess their daily surroundings with a different eye."
Daniel Preece studied at Chelsea School of Art, the Slade School of Fine Art and the Royal Drawing School. Daniel has been Artist in Residence at Level 39, Canary Wharf, Dumfries House, Kensington Palace and IIFA, Modinigar, India. He has been awarded a Boise Scholarship, was runner up in the Laing landscape and Seascape Award in 2001 and won second prize in the Gilchrist Fisher Memorial Prize for Landscape Painting in 1997.
Daniel's work has been widely exhibited including in China, New York and in London at The Lynn Painter Stainers Prize and The Threadneedle Painting Prize.
Daniel has twice painted the portrait of the actor Tom Hardy. Daniel’s work is in both private and public collections including The Chinese Government Collection, Dumfries House, University College London, The Royal Marsden Hospital, Forbes, Bayer plc, Unilever plc and the Canary Wharf Group.