About my work and me

Photo portrait of Daniel Goodwin by Richard Vize

Photo: Richard Vize

My work draws from the resonance of experiences, conversations and personal reflection. It is set within time, a feeling of the day passing in the moment. And it is set within place, exploring the boundaries and accommodations between human culture and the natural world. I am currently exploring abstractions from landscape and place, strongly influenced by a wide range of 20th and 21st century art, music and writing.

The relationships between people, place and music are core to my work. I am trying to catch on to a fleeting visual representation of time and cycle in wilderness, rural and urban settings, and the edges between them. My work is also often inspired by music I know well.

The work is seeking the interrelationship of what has passed and what is anticipated. I look for the trace of underlying rhythm, pulse and chord in sometimes hidden colour and tone. A resonance that highlights the melody of abstracted, exploratory line and colour. I am very interested in the relationship between layered, transparent colour and the development of exploratory line.

The paintings are therefore, like music, not a direct representation or tracing of what is there, but a prompt to pause, interrupt life’s headlong rush, reflect and see what can be learnt next.

I am very happy to discuss solo exhibitions and commissions and I am also looking to collaborate with others in future group shows.