Danny Abrahams is a totally self taught landscape artist. Born in Bradford in 1977, Danny took an interest in painting from an early age.
During his teens he discovered a love for music, becoming an accomplished musician, writing songs and playing guitar for the rock band 'The Hoover Dams'. He found moderate success with the band, gigging at venues all over the UK, appea...ring on TV and doing live performances on the radio.
A late comer to the art world it was his girlfriend Danielle who bought him his first set of paints at the age of 32.He immediately found that his love for art began to take over. From there he would have plenty of late nights experimenting with different mediums and techniques to find his own style. It was a fast learning curve of around two years before he started to realise his full potential, eventually he was able to quit his job and start to make a living from selling his work.
Danny has been influenced by his childhood memories and the local beauty of the northern landscape. Inspiration for his work comes from memories of escapades as a child, or simply everyday situations, whether it's from staring through the window on a cold wet evening or taking a stroll through the Dales on a Summers day. As he sits down in front of a bare canvas, he lets his creative mind take over, using vibrant colours to create amazing, magical landscapes.
The sky is a powerful subject in Danny's work, it never ceases to amaze him, the overall beauty, emptiness, rawness and power of an everyday natural wonder that most of us take for granted.
He says "Growing up in the eighties I’m from a generation of kids that played out in the streets. It was a time of innocence, a carefree time, filled with fun and adven-ture. So use your imagination and fall into my world, a world where summer holidays last forever and snowfalls are over the top of your wellies."
People of all ages find a familiarity in his paintings and the recollection of happy days. His happy world of long sunny days, bicycle rides and walks in the country, have brought smiles to us all and made many a heart swell.