Uxbridge Studio Tour's Daniel Colby specializes in striking commissioned portraits of all subjects and ages as well as stunning streetscapes inspired by cities across Canada. Right now some of Daniel's work is on display at Uxbridge's own Second Wedge Brewing Company. So it's the ideal time to learn more about this wonderful young artist.
Daniel Colby has been a part of the Uxbridge Studio Tour for a number of years, both as a Studio Artist and more recently as a Guest Artist of his father Ross Colby.
Back in the spring The Artist's Page did an interview with Daniel to find out more about him and his work. The following is a little of that interview...enjoy.
Interview with Artist Daniel Colby
Q. WHEN DID YOU FIRST START CREATING ART?
I was always drawing as a kid, interested in storytelling and characters. In university, I started focusing on painting.
Q. TELL US ABOUT THE FIRST PIECE THAT YOU WERE REALLY HAPPY WITH.
In my final year of art school, I did a series of large-scale multi-figure paintings of ambiguous fictitious scenarios. They were ambitious, honest and playful and I felt like I was coming into my own with my work.
Q. WHAT MEDIUM DO YOU WORK IN PRIMARILY?
I work primarily in oil paint on canvas but behind the scenes, my work often involves photography and digital art as I come up with composition ideas and references. One of my favourite aspects of using paint as a medium is the ability to play with colour, weaving the myriad of different hues within a broader field of colour.