Daniel Shadbolt (b.1980) moved to London in the year 2000 to study painting at the Chelsea college of Art and Design. He exhibited in the BP Portrait Award at the National Portrait Gallery in 2002. He received a prize for drawing from The Royal Drawing School in 2004, when he completed the ‘Drawing Year’. As an alumnus of The Royal Drawing School he began to teach on their young artist programme. This led to teaching work at The Heatherley School of Fine Art in 2008 which continues to this day. In 2008 he received the Bulldog Bursary for portrait painting in connection with the Royal Society of Portrait Painters. Two awards for paintings were given in 2012 and 2015 from art societies in Hertfordshire, where he originally comes from. After a successful residency in Pignano, Tuscany, in 2014, and two solo exhibitions at the 286 gallery in earl’s court, Daniel was voted in as a member of the New English Art Club.
He now exhibits annually at the mall galleries in London. Other notable achievements include being selected for the Lynn Painter Stainer’s Prize on several occassions, demonstrating portrait painting at Art in Action and having a painting purchased by the Ruth Borchard self-portrait collection.
He has completed several portrait commissions and has also recently had a book published, ‘Painting and Drawing the Head’ (2016) which was commissioned by The Crowood Press. He lives and works in west London.
For all enquiries on Daniel’s commission work, please contact Nadia on 07717 833999