Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole

Daniel Cole

Dan Cole’s background and training in Scientific Illustration have lent his landscape paintings an informed sensitivity to the natural world. Having observed and sketched wild birds from an early age, Dan developed his skills through a series of expeditions around South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, studying each region’s indigenous birds and honing his techniques in sketching and painting.
Having worked in London for various advertising projects, Dan fulfilled a lifelong ambition of creating commissioned work for various Field Guides on bird watching – producing anatomically detailed and vivid portrayals of wild birds in their natural habitats. Throughout the 1990s, he worked for an illustration agency that specialised in wildlife commissions yet maintained a steady interest in self-taught landscape painting.
Dan Cole is actively involved with The Society of Wildlife Artists, an establishment which aims to further awareness of the importance of conservation through the promotion of artists wanting to develop their knowledge and skill within wildlife art. Dan first exhibited with them in 1993, and was elected as a full member in 2005. The SWLA have been crucial in their steadfast support of Dan and his work, enabling him to exhibit in London among artists who inspired him during his fledgling years as an artist.
Working predominantly in oil on board, Dan has perfected his approach over the years to produce work that is captures his passion and understanding of the environment and combines it with his artistic knowledge to produce work that bridges an often difficult gap between the real and the fantastical.

Shoreline, St. Martin's

Shoreline, St. Martin’s