Daniel Butterworth has been practicing as an artist for over twenty years and resides in Kyneton. In that time Daniel has exhibited in Flinders Lane Melbourne, as well as the Bridget McDonnel gallery in Hampton, Victoria.
Most notable for his portrait work, Daniel has been a finalist in many art awards, including the Black San portrait prize, the Doug Moran Prize and the Archibald prize.
He also opened the 2016 Archibald exhibition in Ballarat and has accomplished many commissions, including several of TV personality and comedian Shane Jacobson.
Daniels work is predominantly large scale, using self-portraits as a recurring theme. His recent work has seen a shift from working with oils on paper to house paints on cardboard.
This medium showcases the speed of his brush strokes to indicate movement with the figure. With a multitude of different colours making up the tonal values and the use of the cardboard markings and paint dribbles, his works show strength, uniqueness and a rawness within.
Attaching my current medium of choice to the bat makes it true to me as an artist. Had I painted straight onto the bat my heart wouldn’t have been in it and the application would have been compromised. I paint myself continuously so the shape of the bat was just a compositional challenge.