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Daniel Hasselmyr has considered transparent watercolour his primary medium since the early 1970s. He is interested in the tradition of watercolour most associated with drawing, though he takes varied approaches to materials and process. He builds up thin layers of transparent watercolour over a neutral underpainting, gradually rendering depth and atmosphere into the flat initial shapes. He pays special attention to edges, and strives for bold values, strong colours. It is the slow process of drawing and creating real and imagined forms into being that provides his satisfaction in painting.
His work is strongly representational, if not particularly dedicated to the visual facts of a place. This feed his never ending fascination for painting complex patterns, textural surfaces, and a dramatic play of light and colour.
Recently he has begun making paintings of the plant kingdom. His longstanding interest in these Matisse/Rousseau like forms has led to several interesting paintings.
The work you see on this website is intended as a sampling of the kind of work he makes. Many other works are now in public and private collections.
I am a prize-winning painter working mostly in watercolour and my motives are whatever is interesting that I see in my life - mostly Algarve