BORN: 1976, Somerset. EDUCATION: Edinburgh and Cheltenham, BA Fine Art. Inspired by childhood memories and travels, films and novels, Dan Ablitt's paintings contain tantalising mystery, providing us with more questions than answers, whilst comforting us in their nostalgia. This tension of feelings, combined with Dan's refined graphic skills make his work highly collectible thro...ughout the UK and abroad."My surroundings often provide the starting point for my work. This could be a visit to an area of outstanding natural beauty, woodland and alpine forests having a significant influence, along with the landscape of south Somerset, where I live and work. My memories of my childhood also have a strong influence on my work, conveying a sense of nostalgia."