Daniel Wall Talks About the Symbolism in His Enchanting Artwork

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Daniel Wall creates vivid and inspiring art, but behind his colorful impasto are symbols representing the artist’s desire to bring love and happiness to the lives of others.

Wall’s extraordinary artwork not only adeptly juxtaposes color for striking contrasts, but it also features optimistic symbolism meant to stir positive and even romantic emotions in the viewer. Every aspect of Wall’s paintings, from his subjects and scenes to the techniques themselves, has a meaning behind it that the artist infuses with each stroke of his palette knife.

One of the most captivating aspects of Wall’s art is his vibrant color palette. Wall says his colors are inspired by the beauty found in nature and the world around us. His intention is to use his bold spectrum of hues to symbolize a bright future and happiness for all.

“I use different colors and different shaped trees to inspire people to appreciate the beauty of life,” he says. “I want people to feel that every day is a good day.”

He says his trees represent a “beautiful life” because of the changes they go through during the seasons. Throughout history, trees have been given deep and sacred meanings in certain religions and mythologies, such as the World Tree from Norse mythology.

“Trees and their life cycle are a good symbol for human experience,” he says.

Similarly, Wall says the roads and paths in his paintings represent the “lovely path” people will take during their lifetimes. His own journey through the art world has taken him through China, Italy, and the United States, leading to the creation of his trademark “Intense Impressionism” style.

His visual representations also frequently incorporate the sky (which represents freedom) light (symbolizing hope), and water (which conveys emotions).

Umbrellas are featured throughout Wall’s works as well. According to Tso Chun, Luo umbrellas symbolized rank and status in ancient Chinese culture.

Umbrellas were also considered signs of wealth and honor that were often used in wedding ceremonies. Wall, however, has provided a slightly different meaning to the accessory. In his paintings, the umbrellas held by his subjects represent safety and protection.

Even the textures Wall creates with his impasto (layers of paint applied thickly) has meaning. According to him, the heavy paints stand for a “strong and powerful love.”

It’s been said that life can resemble an echo, where what you send out comes back to you. In Wall’s case, the happiness he puts forth in his paintings is only amplified by the knowledge that his work is making his collectors smile.

“Nothing can make me happier than seeing that people like my work,” he says.


If you’re interested in collecting the art of Daniel Wall, please contact our gallery consultants at (800) 521-9654 ext. 4 or sales@parkwestgallery.com.



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  • Felecia Caywood Colton

    Absolutely beautiful!

  • Herb Campbell

    We met Daniel at a Park West event last weekend. You really must see his work in person to fully appreciate the beauty and craft of his paintings. Daniel is also a very humble person. What a pleasure to meet him.

  • Brittany Manning

    I love these peices. They are moving in image and choice of color. Stunning. I hope to own one.

  • Lindsay Racen

    “Vivid and Inspiring” is right! I love all of these pieces!

  • Ray Richards

    We have two pieces of Daniels work in our small collection. They are just inspiring and would love to add more.

  • Courtney Harless

    Yesterday I got my Daniel Wall that I purchased while of Freedom of the Seas on 6/9 and it is more beautiful than I remember. Now I just have to figure out where I am hanging it.

  • Jacalyn Engler

    I am keeping my eye out for 1 of his paintings to come up as a take off or a good deal:)

  • Floyd Bonneval

    We recently purchased 3 pieces of his art on our cruise this past Thanksgiving. Wonderful shapes and vibrant colors. Our favorite piece is called “Be with You”. Our first adventure in collecting beautiful art.

  • Dion Schultz

    My wife added 3 Walls to our large collection last fall. The colors are magnificent. Look forward to having the opportunity to meet him someday.

  • Ana Nunez

    We purchased two paintings – Autumn Rainy Afternoon and Early Snowfall on a cruise celebrating my husband’s 50th. They are BEAUTIFUL. Would love to add more of his amazing and beautiful art work.

  • Maria Araceli Romero

    I have 4 pieces that I purchased last year. They are absolutely beautiful!

  • Jay

    My wife and I took a Carnival cruise this past week and strolled through the Park West gallery on board. “Bright and Joyful” stopped her dead in her tracks and moved her to tears! We wound up buying this beautiful piece along with 3 others! Many thanks to Daniel Wall for creating such beautiful though provoking work as well as Goce, Werner, Lauren, and Heinrich on the Carnival Elation for helping 2 novice art lovers collect their first pieces!

  • Peggy Lynch

    Just returned from our Baja cruise and am now the proud owner of 5 Daniel Wall pieces. I am counting the days for them to show up at my hone. Magnificent artist.

  • Joyce Ruo

    We own one of Daniel Wall’s artwork. I’m interested in getting a quote on another. Whow ould I contact for that?

  • Don Surber

    Last month (Oct.) during our last cruise I really wanted a “Wall” I picked out. Was not to be…my wife insisted on another “Park”. Maybe next time? Either way we made an awesome choice!!

  • Lisa Bessette

    I just received an invitation to a four day event in NH. You can imagine my excitement when I read that one of the guests is none other than my favorite artist Daniel Wall!! 🎨. I have been waiting for this day to come. Every time I get an invite I look to see if it will be him. After 5+ years, the time has finally come. I can’t wait for July and to meet my favorite. My husband is probably a little nervous that I’ll come home with another fabulous work of art. We have 4 already.

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