This blog is Like a peak inside the mind of award winning artist Daniel Mackie.
Many of the posts are work in progress, some make it to his shop, The DM Collection, some don’t!
Daniel is a watercolour artist and those who have used the meduim will know that it is brave man that uses watercolour, It is a very unforgiving medium, one false more and you have to start again!
There is a lose theme to a lot of Daniels work, “animals in their natural habitat”. As you’ll see, the creatures environment ended up inside the animal. Daniel took his inspiration from an unlikely source, navy tattoos! In order for the paintings to work with so much detail, the shape of the animal was key in the design, it had to be instantly recognisable as the creature it represented, here Daniel took his cue from Art Deco, keeping the shape of the animal as simple as possible. Daniel is a big fan of the printmakers of the Ukiyo-e period which was between the 17th and the 20th centuries. This has very much influenced the interior of the designs.
Daniel’s oringal screen prints are for sale on this shop, they like his watercolour paintings follow a similar theme. once all the limited prints are sold there will be no more available.
Daniel is at Greenwich Market in South East London on Saturday’s and Sunday’s.
He has a growing list of stockist for his cards across the UK.