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Daniel Shipton

Born: 1984

Hometown: Peterborough

Based in: Peterborough

In his works Daniel uses the medium of coloured pencil to exemplify the fire and lustre of precious stones. His work progresses to uncover that same jewel like iridescence and shine that can be found in more humble subject matter such as splatters of paint, finding beauty in the seemingly mundane. The realism in his work is offset and accentuated by the introduction of human figures finding a surrealism in the real.


More About Daniel Shipton

Question IconWhat inspires you?

I am inspired by those every day seemingly mundane objects or items that have a jewel like quality. Having started with my ongoing precious stones collection my eye was then drawn to similar but every day objects. For me art can provoke a nostalgic or joyous feeling, I am inspired by creating work that triggers these emotions in the viewer.

Question IconDescribe your creative process.

Inspiration can come at any point and I have my camera ready to record this so I can add it to my inspiration gallery. Then from the 1000s of inspirational snapshots I select one item to refine and focus on. Once selected i delve deeper to understand the object. Finaly i sketch an outline then start building up layers of coloured pencil to achieve a 3d tactile image. Along the creative journey there are many challenges and puzzles to overcome. Only when its finished can I take time to reflect and start a new.

Question IconWhat are 3 words that best describe your work?

Realistic, tactile and joyous

Question IconWho are some artists that have influenced your work?

Andy Warhol for his use of colour and subject matter. Gerhard Richter for the breath of his ability and style. Finally Barbera Hepworth for defining an artistic movement.

Question IconWhat is the most important tool when creating your work?

My electric pencil sharpener, as I sharpen my pencil every thirty seconds or so.

Question IconWhat is the best piece of advice you have been given?

Focus on producing the very best work you can.

Question IconWhere do you go for inspiration?

Absolutely everywhere, inspiration is something that can be found anywhere any time. The trick is to be ready to record it somehow for later.

Collections Featuring Daniel Shipton

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Barbie Pink Collection

Barbie Pink Collection

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Last updated: July 27, 2023