Danny Abrahams is a self-taught landscape artist, born in Bradford in 1977. A latecomer to the art world he first picked up a paintbrush at the age 32, unaware, at that stage, of the talent that lay within him. He said, “I never painted at school. I’ve never done ‘owt’ but I thought I’d have a go at painting and straight away my first painting was really good.”
He was a quick learner, experimenting with different mediums and techniques to find his own style and within two years he had started to realise his full potential. Eventually he was able to leave his job and throw himself into the life of a full-time artist.
Much of his inspiration comes from everyday life, previous travel and from the rugged Yorkshire landscape which he loves. It’s a unique environment which he describes as a powerful subject in his work. He said, “It’s the overall beauty, emptiness, rawness and power of an everyday natural wonder that most of us take for granted – combining these images with memories of ‘growing up’ appeals to everyone with a soft spot for nostalgia.”
Danny prefers working with oil on board. His use of vibrant colours allows him to capture the many moods of the landscape and the magical skyscapes that have become a focal point of his work.