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Thomas Aquinas Daly paints what he knows, and the result is a collection of poetic landscape and still life paintings that embody a unique fidelity to the enduring themes of land and nature. With a sportsmans reasons to roam the landscape, he translates his sensitive perceptions into luminous, expressive watercolors and oil paintings that have successfully bridged the gap between sporting and fine art. Combining strong graphic design with a sophisticated sense of color and shape, he has drawn an appreciative audience far beyond the realm of outdoor art. Yet, his personal relationship with the natural world strikes an emotional chord familiar to sportsmen and naturalists as well, earning him a position at the top of the sporting art genre. His work is about the land - quiet, confident meditations upon the spirit of a place without the need for assertiveness, wrote one critic. As a virtuoso of the watercolor medium, perhaps Dalys preeminent skill is in describing! ! the myriad nuances of light and atmosphere that are apparent only to one intimately attuned to the vagaries of his environment.
Educated as a graphic artist at the University of Buffalo, Thomas Aquinas Daly spent 23 years working in the commercial printing business before leaving it in 1981 to devote his full attention to painting. Since then, his work has been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions at galleries, museums and universities throughout the country. President Gerald R. Ford recognized Dalys talent by awarding him Grand Central Art Gallerys Gold Medal at the opening of his 1987 show in New York. In addition to his first book, Painting Natures Quiet Places (Watson-Guptill,1985), Dalys paintings have appeared in several other publications, among them: The Ultimate Fishing Book, The Sweet of the Year, The Sporting Life, and The Art of Shooting Flying. Additionally his work has been featured in periodicals such as Grays Sporting Journal, Arts Magazine, American Artist, Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, Wildlife Art News, Southwest Art, and Watercolor.Excerpt. © Reprinted by permission. All rights reserved.:
From Preface: Since my art closely mirrors my life experience, the natural path for its study tracks the succession of the seasons. Thus, the premise of this book is to follow the cyclical patterns of activity, perception, inspiration and creativity that spawn my imagery. Its subtitle, The Painting Season, alludes to the fact that I physically paint in specific blocks of time during the course of the year. However, it should become readily apparent that the process of seeing is perpetual, and that continuous, acute observation and the emotional responses that ensue, formulate the nucleus of what I do.
Contrary to many landscape painters who work en plein air, I paint exclusively within the confines of my studio. However, I spend an enormous portion of my time outdoors compiling reference material while I am engaged in totally unrelated activities. Most of my ideas for paintings arrive uninvited, while I am engrossed in farm chores, fishing in my pond or cutting firewood. All of my best pictures have presented themselves in this manner. If I should contrive to develop a picture of a predetermined subject, in all likelihood it will disappoint. However, if I am actively involved in my environment, I will invariably have something to say about what I see in the process. Somehow, the total sensory experience becomes assimilated, and it can resurface years later, manifesting itself as an image on paper or canvas.
It is never my intention to merely describe the physical attributes of a place. Instead, I strive to capture its total essence, the visceral feeling that it evokes within me. This limits me to painting the places that I know and love. I have attempted to describe a few of my cherished places, verbally as well as visually, within this book. Perhaps a glimpse at the seed that gives root to my art will enhance the readers insight not only into my paintings, but the catalysts that stimulate the creative process, as well.
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Book Description Arcade, NY: Private Pub. 1998, Privately Published, 1998. Cloth. Condition: New. Dust Jacket Condition: New. Thomas Aquinas Daly (illustrator). First Edition. COLLECTABLE.Brand New Book.**SIGNED BY ARTIST/AUTHOR** T A DALY; AND SIGNED BY CO-AUTHOR CHRISTINE DALY. This fine hardbound book is 152 pages, with over 110 illustrations of one of the finest watercolorist I've seen. Tom graciously acknowledges his wife, Christine, for her invaluable contribution in co-authoring the book. We will include a catalog of all Tom Daly books, prints, etching and original Artwork. Presented by Nature's Reflections; specializing in Nature, & Wildlife Art. Size: 4to - over 9¾" - 12" tall. Signed by Artist and Authors. Seller Inventory # 2673
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