Daniel Chuter trained in London as a landscape architect. His study of landscape design inspired a deep interest in the general ‘fabric’ and pattern of the outdoors. He particularly loves the form and feel of the layers of landscape and their underlying history. His style is very much inspired by the Impressionists with its emphasis on capturing the momentary, sensory effect of a scene and its fleeting impression on the eye. Over the years his work has developed from an abstract style to a more realistic portrayal, more recently combining both approaches. Daniel prefers to start by using wax crayon to block main forms, then uses acrylic or watercolour with a loose brushwork and often finishes detail with water soluble pencil crayon to build an overall impression. He adds bold, complementary colours, building them up in layers to create a certain mood and to “paint the light” in a manner reminiscent of the romantic landscape artist J.M.W. Turner.