Wonderland Makers Market – November 2018 – Dartington Hall Estate,Devon
Visitors Centre 2018 Dartington Hall Estate , Devon
Myth Garden Summer Exhibition 2017- Stone lane Gardens, Devon
Contemporary Craft Festival 2014 – Marsh Mill Park Bovey Tracey , Devon
Devon Open Studios 2013 – Sculptworks -Teignmouth , Devon
Mythic Garden Summer Exhibitions Yearly from 1996- 2009 Stone Lane Gardens , Devon
9 days of Art -2007 With Devon Talk Teignmouth, Devon
Chudleigh Parish Church 2009 -750th Commemorative Exhibition Chudleigh , Devon
Grapevine Gallery 1994 -Earling , London solo show
Ideal home Exhibition 1995
Blackfriars Art Centre 1994 – Boston, Lincolnshire
Drew Gallery 1993 and 1994 – Canterbury , Kent
A Place to Discover 1992- heads and tales Exhibition – Canterbury , Kent
The National Design Centre 1992- Islington , London
Saint Augustine’s Gardens 1991- Canterbury , Kent
I have been carving stone for 28 years and teaching carving and stone sculpture for 17 years.
From an early age I decided to be an artist,I went through art training to degree level where I specialised in sculpture and fine art.I loved stone as a material while at university and when I finished I continued on to train as a stone carver at Weymouth College which covered letter cutting,architectural carving and masonry skills. I had the privilege to be taught by the stone masons and professional tutors in the field.
I later trained as a tutor to teach adults my skills in stone carving.I worked for 16 years for Devon Adult Learning as a stone carving tutor and many other tutoring short term roles to enhance my teaching abilities. I now run from my teaching studio at Dartington Hall Estate, a stone carving course programme called Sculptworks.
I work on my own ideas and sculpture from my studio, developing themes related to the human condition and life cycles. I am also interested in folklore .I develop my sculptures to tell a story which is often produced as sequences.
I have experience of exhibiting my sculpture since 1992 from London to south west.This has taught me the important skills of selling and presenting my work to the public.
Work has been exhibited at:
Ways with Words Festival, Devon
Delamore Arts, Delamore House, Devon
Mythic Garden, Devon
Royal Horticultural Society, Rosemoor, Devon
Showborough House, Twynings, Glos
Sir Harold Hillier Gardens, Hampshire
Elemental Sculpture Park, Glos
Savill Garden, Windsor Great Park.
The Sculpture Park, Farnham
Sculptree, Westonbirt Arboretum. Glos
Hookhouse Pottery. Glos
After studying Art at A level, Daniel accepted a place at the University of Hertfordshire where he studied for a BTEC diploma in art and design foundation studies (1998). During this time Daniel became interested in large scale wood carving and decided to train for the necessary chainsaw certificates.
He then studied at Loughborough University School of Art and Design, where Daniel proudly gained a first class BA honors degree in fine art sculpture (2001).
Daniel also spent three months studying sculpture at the highly prestigious Virginia Commonwealth University, USA, where he were fortunate enough to be personally tutored by Prof. Kendall Buster and Prof. Lester Van Winkle.
Since leaving university Daniel worked for six months as a stone carver producing commissioned sculpture in limestone and sandstone for Graeme Mitcheson Stone Carving.
Since 2003 Daniel has produced sculpture from his studio in Hertfordshire and now since 2015 from his studio in Mid Devon.
Daniel generally uses timber from trees that are deemed dead, damaged or dangerous, including those that are still standing. He mainly uses natural oil bases finishes on his carvings.
Although Daniel’s skills are broad, he’s instinctively drawn to wood and has specialised in large scale green wood carving and constructing. Daniel’s tool of choice is the chainsaw for most works yet many other tools are used, made and adapted for the job in hand.
Daniel has completed many commissions in a range of environments from Gardens to Schools, Zoo’s, Playgrounds, Sculpture trails, Nature reserves and London parks.
Daniel also likes to attend events, symposium and competitions globally, proudly winning his first Carving Competition in New Zealand in 2009. He then went on to beat 24 top international competitors to be placed 1st at the APF European Chainsaw Carving Championship in 2010.
Many other group events are important to Daniel as they inspire others and himself, keeping the art form fresh and progressive. Some also raise money for charity through percentages of the sale of the art. Sculptree for one has raised over £250,000 for the charity TreeAid during its 17 year history.