Daniel Crawshaw’s evocative and engaging paintings are derived from photographic explorations of remote mountain environments. Much of his work depicts his native Wales and he has also travelled widely to Europe, Australia and most recently the Canadian Rockies.
In his chromatically sparse renderings of empty places Daniel works to achieve a sense of monumentality and convey the complex feelings of longing, awe and trepidation often associated with the landscape tradition and the sublime.
His works, of varying scale, exploit the intervention of digital technology and are taken from images gathered when walking, sometimes simply on a camera phone. The transient nature of these surroundings is suggested through paintings worked in close series in oil on canvas or board.