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New Orleans Swing Suite

I forgot to update my site with the progress on the New Orleans series. This photo is a few days old. I’m in the process of completing the first work from the series (seen above). I don’t have a title for it as yet but I’m getting closer to one. I based it on the famed French Quarter hotels. I […]
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New Orleans

So, the original idea was to do a single painting with New Orleans as the background. Now I’m thinking a second one may be on the horizon. I’ll be starting work on the first one very soon, as the second one takes shape a bit more. Interestingly enough, for me anyway, the first piece comes out of sketches I’ve had […]
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The Jazzmen

Last year, I decided to make a relatively small change to the name of the series. The musician series had been known as The Darryl Daniels Jazz Collection for the better part of 10 years. I thought it was time to give the series a name that reflects what it is about, which is the musicians. So the new name […]
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Q & A: Music and Painting

Question: Hello, I’m curious about one aspect of your creative process. Do you actually listen to jazz while you paint? If so, how does it help you creatively? Christina R., Warrick, Rhode Island Thanks for the questions, Christina. Listening to music is something I sometimes do when painting, but not always. I consider the “creative process” and the painting process […]
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I’m Honored

Recently, a young lady named Bree wrote me because she was working on an artist appreciation project for her son’s 5th grade class. She asked if I wouldn’t mind answering a couple of questions for the class for her presentation. I agreed. The questions dealt with what I liked about 5th grade (Mrs. Williams, one of my favorite teachers), what […]
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Q&A: Artist Influences

Question:  Dear Mr. Daniels. On your bio you mention that Norman Rockwell and Salvador Dali influenced you as a young artist.  Are there the works of other artists you admire or respect?  Jacques R. from Marseilles, France. Thanks for writing, Jacques. In answer to your question, there are so many artists whose work I appreciate. I wouldn’t say that any […]
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Ode to Jack Davis

A great man named Jack Davis passed away recently.  Most people don’t know him by name, but if you’re over the age of 40, you’ve seen his work. Jack was an incredible illustrator and cartoonist whose work appeared in and on so many publications. His work was a great inspiration to me as a younger artist. He could work in […]
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