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Self by Daniel Butterworth


Daniel Butterworth

About the artwork and sitter

This large self portrait shows artist Daniel Butterworth as a larger than life head floating on the cardboard background and dominating the surrounding space.

Butterworth mostly paints self portraits or figures, and has a deep understanding of proportion and form. His work is characterised by fast, gestural and expressive brushwork.

He says of this work: “Wanting my paint work to be fresh and not laboured, this work was painted in one sitting. Showing a bit of arrogance, my work is to reflect my love for paint.” This love for paint is coupled with a sense of immediacy and movement.

About the artist

Daniel Butterworth is a figurative and landscape artist based in rural Victoria. He regularly holds workshops and masterclasses in Brisbane. He has been a finalists in many portrait prizes, and loves the challenge of painting people.

“Daniel loves the challenge of painting people"