The Symbolism of Daniel Wall

Daniel Wall

Quiet Love” (2014), Daniel Wall

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

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

One of the most captivating aspects of Wall’s art is the vibrant color palette. Wall says his colors are inspired by the beauty found in nature and the world around us, and symbolize a bright future and happiness.

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

Daniel Wall

Thunder Road” (2014), Daniel Wall

He says trees represent a “beautiful life” because of the changes they go through during the four 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 roads and paths in his paintings represent the “lovely path of life” people will take during their experiences. His own journey through the art world has taken him through China, Italy and the United States, leading to the creation of his “Intense Impressionism.”

Daniel Wall

View of Manarola” (2014), Daniel Wall

His visual representations also incorporate the sky, which represents freedom; light, which is symbolic for hope; and water, which is representative of emotions.

Umbrellas are featured throughout Wall’s works as well. According to “Tso Chun, Jin Book – Clothing and Chariot Records,” 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 the subjects in his works represent safety and protection.

Daniel Wall

A Romantic Chilly Night” (2014), Daniel Wall

Even the texture Wall creates with his impasto (layers of paint applied thickly) has meaning. According to Wall, 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. In the case of Wall, 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.

Looking for some happiness of your own to hang? Be sure to view the Daniel Wall art collection available at Park West Gallery.

19 Responses to The Symbolism of Daniel Wall

  1. Felecia Caywood Colton says:

    Absolutely beautiful!

  2. Herb Campbell says:

    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.

  3. Brittany Manning says:

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

  4. Lindsay Racen says:

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

  5. Ray Richards says:

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

  6. Spencer Boyd says:

    I ordered and paid for the Daniel Wall image Reflections Serenity from Park West Gallery 14 weeks ago. The bold colors and strokes in the image are wonderful and I was quite excited to add it to my collection, They promised that I would receive the reframed painting in 5-8 weeks so I made a space for it on my wall.

    Unfortunately after 14 weeks and several phone calls that space on the wall is still empty. Instead all I have received from Park West Gallery is promises and estimates about when I might receive the image I paid for so long ago.

    The next promised ship date is this Friday,,, we will see.

    Spencer Boyd
    Kathy Chamorro

  7. Courtney Harless says:

    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.

    • parkwestgal says:

      That sounds like a good problem to have Courtney! Wherever you hang it, we hope you enjoy it for years to come.

  8. Jacalyn Engler says:

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

  9. Floyd Bonneval says:

    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.

  10. Dion Schultz says:

    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.

  11. Ana Nunez says:

    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.

  12. Maria Araceli Romero says:

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

  13. Jay says:

    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!

  14. Peggy Lynch says:

    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.

  15. Joyce Ruo says:

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

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