Daniel Shadbolt

Works
Biography

Born in 1980, Daniel Shadbolt studied at the Chelsea College of Art and Design and the Royal Drawing School, graduating in 2004. Shadbolt first exhibited his work as a student at the BP Portrait Award. Shadbolt has since shown his work at The Crypt Gallery, 286 Gallery and the Mall Galleries. He was elected a member of the New English Art Club in 2015. Having been a Drawing Club Tutor at his alma mater, The Royal Drawing School from 20017 to 2012, Shadbolt is currently a Painting and Drawing Tutor at Heatherley's School of Fine Art. In 2016, Shadbolt published a book entitled Painting and Drawing the Head, a book which combines art historical references, technical instruction and thoughts from his practice on capturing likenesses in portraiture. Shadbolt's Self-Portrait (2009) was acquired by Ruth Borchard Collection in 2011.

Shadbolt, best known for his figurative paintings, is also a landscape and still life painter. Shadbolt's body of work explores with the relationship between time and image-making. Shadbolt's Self-Portrait is almost impressionist in style, the artist's head formed of dappled oil application on canvas, his face illuminated by moments of pink and yellow stippling.