We took a visit to Daniel Burns’ studio to have a look at what was available. And wow he has some amazing pieces hiding there! Daniel is a street painter who has a unique ability to capture the quickly changing nature of a city. Over the course of his career he has painted in New York City, Los Angeles, and Austin. We couldn’t resist snapping a few photos of what we saw to share with you!
There are so many fantastic Austin landmarks in View from South Congress! Being a street painter means that the artist paints on site. They paint quickly and spontaneously with an incredible amount of focus. Often there is lots of traffic, curious pedestrians, and city noise. It’s the urban version of plein air painting.
Street painting also means picking somewhat unorthodox subject matter. To really capture a city, you have to go beyond the tourist sweet spots.
Although there are plenty of those!
We love that he even captures the most familiar sight in Austin these days- the construction site!
All of Daniel’s paintings have an incredible amount of texture to them. He applies the paint quickly and liberally which leave behind texture and movement to rival Van Gogh.
Visit Daniel’s page on our website to see more images of his work. And as always, give us a call at Davis Gallery to see them in person!
All pieces in this post are currently available.