Watch as Impressionist Artist Daniel Wall Captures Love on Canvas
It’s fascinating to watch collectors experience a Daniel Wall painting for the first time. His colors are so vivid, his textures so defined and dynamic that, while standing in front of his canvases, you can often feel yourself overcome by emotion.
Emotion is an essential element to Wall’s art, but there’s one emotion above all that he strives to bring his creations—love.
In this video from Park West Gallery, Daniel Wall takes us into his home and studio, offering a glimpse at how he brings his powerful paintings to life.
Working with a palette knife, Wall paints cityscapes and scenes from nature, but all filtered through his own trademark style. He was influenced at an early age by the Impressionist movement, particularly the work of Claude Monet.
During a recent interview, Wall noted that “I got a lot of inspiration from Monet. When I was younger, I fell in love with Monet’s work, and it made me want to become an artist.”
Impressionists like Monet were known for their emphasis on accurately depicting light in their paintings. Many painted en plein air—outside amongst nature—so they could bring a more natural quality of illumination to their artwork.
While Wall appreciated the Impressionists’ devotion to natural light, he also found himself wanting to elevate and enhance the colors and textures in his own paintings.
To accomplish this, Wall adapted the classic Chinese “Dry-Brush” painting technique to fit his own Impressionist-inspired style. In his new method, Wall exclusively used a palette knife to create his oil paintings, allowing him to enhance the intensity of his colors and textures.
Wall called this new style “Intense Impressionism,” and it was immediately embraced by art lovers around the world.
Today, Wall has a large international fan base of collectors, and he told us, “I love seeing my work hanging on their walls.”