Richard Anthony Daniel

Richard Anthony Daniel 1-Dragon's-LairInspired by the rural desert of my home in Joshua Tree, California, my paintings are abstract expressionistic in style. As in the desert, light plays against dark—shadow and juxtaposition create movement and depth, enhanced by the use of metallic paints and rich copper tones. In a self created style and method, I use air brush, dry brush and air hose to apply metallics, acrylics and solvents.
Abstract Expressionism incorporates many different styles emphasizing spontaneous personal expression—nonrepresentational and chiefly improvisational—the goal is subjective expression of the artist’s inner experiences. The goal is to make art that while abstract is also expressive or emotional in its effect.
A California native, I have been part of the art community for over thirty years. Involved in the early days of the flourishing art scenes of Laguna Beach and Santa Barbara in the 1970’s, I have exhibited my work throughout the country.
My work is in a constant state of evolution—every step is not only an opportunity to learn more about my techniques and materials— but an act of self-realization. You can reach me at