Daniel Elliott is a prolific artist living and working in the Houston area. He has exhibited his paintings in Third Coast Gallery in Galveston and Da Vinci’s Gallery in Tomball as well as Houston exhibition spaces such as Winter Street Studios, Spring Street Studios, Silver Street Studios and the Silos on Sawyer. Additionally, he has enjoyed several solo exhibitions at Hardy & Nance Studios in Houston.
When he is not painting in his own studio, Daniel can often be found doing live demonstrations at various venues such as The Woodlands Waterway Art Festival, Jerry’s Artarama, Bayou City Art Festival, Art Crawl Houston, Galveston Art Walk, Art of the Carolinas, and the Pearl Fincher Museum of Fine Art. His paintings have found their way into both private and corporate collections throughout the world.
Locally, Daniel is a long time member and contributor to The Woodlands Art League. Most recently, his painting entitled No Rain was chosen to be part of the permanent collection of The Woodlands High School Art Trust, an award which is based on the final vote of the student body.
Daniel paints alla prima, an oil painting technique in which wet paint is applied to previous layers of wet paint. He works without detailed studies to create atmosphere through prominent, expressive brushstrokes. Reflecting the language of dreams, his images are both dark and hopeful suggesting intriguing narratives. His use of color represents the rapidly changing emotional conditions of memory as he responds to his subject. He has developed distinct artistic styles ranging from representational to abstract, often using palette and knife to cut through both memory and saturated color.