About Daniel Mackie

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.

  1. June 9, 2011 at 12:04 pm | #1

    Awesome Blog… Loved your work!!!

  2. Sam
    August 26, 2012 at 2:35 am | #2

    Hi mr. Mackie,
    I am currently a student at UNF in the USA and am doing research and presentation on contemporary illustrators that I find influential. I would love to find out more about you and your work if you would allow.
    Is there a way to contact you directly? Or you could just reach out to me when you have some time.
    Thanks for your time,
    Sam

  3. September 22, 2012 at 6:53 am | #4

    Your artwork is truly amazing! I’m glad I have found your blog, very inspiring! :)

  4. Kay
    June 13, 2013 at 6:29 pm | #6

    Hello Daniel , Your work is truly fantastic.I bought some of your cards on Saturday and spent all evening looking at them, I would love to own I of your paintings and I will one day.
    Love from Kay. Pretty Unique Design trader at Greenwich.( Telephones).

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