Daniel Padilla’s extraordinary paintings
capture the essence of life through his unique treatment of light and dramatic use of color. He is intrigued by both abstract
and representational elements that he incorporates in his designs. His elegant compositions often represent graceful forms
set against richly hued backgrounds. Inspired by his love of music, Daniel uses long, expressive brushstrokes to create his
passionate works of art.
Raised in Santa Rosa, Texas, Daniel Padilla began creating art at a very young age. Encouraged
and supported by his artistic family, he excelled early on and even started selling his work at age 12. He received numerous
awards for his talent throughout grade school, high school and college, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the
University of Texas- Pan American in 1994.
His artistic career began in decorating department stores. Following that,
he worked several years as an art teacher in Houston, Texas which allowed him to continue working on his own art and eventually
opening a gallery with his brother Manuel, also an artist. Together with his brother, Daniel has since exploded onto the art
Daniel Padilla has become a major player in the field of art with major shows including the International Artexpo
in New York and the International Artexpo in San Francisco. He was invited by the Edna Hibel group to participate in a national
tour where he exhibited alongside world renown artists Edna Hibel and Pierre Matisse, grandson of Henri Matisse. His work
was received with great enthusiasm.
Padilla’s work is actively advertised in major art magazines including Southwest Art
and Les Avenues. Private and corporate collectors worldwide seek and collect his work. A big supporter of the arts and other
community organizations Daniel donates his time as well as his talent by participating in several national fundraisers annually,
including the Sunshine Kids and the American Red Cross. Padilla continuously donates artwork to help raise funds for the Academy
of Fine Arts Foundation, an organization that is supported by Hollywood celebrities such as Jane Seymour, Loni Anderson, and
Barbara Eden, among others. The Foundation offers grants and scholarships to student and professional artists. The artist
also joined Levi-Strauss & Co. in raising funds to benefit the San Francisco Youth Arts Foundation and DIFFA (Design Industries
Foundation Fighting Aids).
Daniel Padilla and DNM Art Group have quickly become a huge success due to the overwhelming
continued support and encouragement of his patrons and fans. Daniel’s collection of limited edition giclee’ prints on canvas
and original paintings can be found at fine art galleries across the country.
Currently Daniel Padilla has relocated to
Dallas, Texas where he has opened his own gallery, the DANIEL PADILLA GALLERY and represents a variety of artists including
his brother Manuel Padilla, sister Raquel Padilla-Perez, and mother Francis Padilla. For more information please contact
the Daniel Padilla Gallery at (713)392-7014.