Artist Profile for DaisyM     Leatherhead

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DaisyM Part Time Professional


The act of painting is an act of preservation; of a moment, a feeling, movement, colour, form. Inspired by the language of painting, and the poetics of nature, Daisy’s paintings are observational and emotional documents of the natural world around us. Each of Daisy's paintings is an individual meditation on rewilding with an expanded meaning; not only the wilding of a place, but also of the mind, the self, the soul. Made in the area where Keats wrote the epic poem Endymion, the Romantic ideals of returning to nature, individual spiritualism, and treading ancient paths to commune with the metaphysical are highly influential on the process of making these works. They also reference Dutch still life painting, where life, death and spirit are carefully balanced and observed. These paintings are crafted from layers of colour, and energetically painted marks. Often they depict mundane places; edges of footpaths, riverbanks, an uprooted tree. The themes of edges, incidental spaces, and pathways are richly untangled. In these works, the margin is at the centre, each painting becoming a vignette, that shows where to find beauty in the mundane. Daisy often works in series, where different routes and themes become narrative mappings through time and geography. The works are created using experience and observation, as well as imagination and memory. Daisy trained as a fine artist at Wimbledon School of Art and Camberwell College of Arts, receiving a BA(hons) in Painting in 2007. She later studied for a Masters in Curating at Chelsea College of Art and Design, and was awarded a two-year Research Fellowship in 2012 at Chelsea Space, a public gallery at the College. She has since worked as a curator in educational and community contexts, supporting other artists, developing audiences, and curating and producing events and exhibitions alongside her own artistic practice. Her expertise includes exhibition-making, commissioning artworks and projects, facilitating curatorial groups, running and organising workshops and producing public programmes. Specialising in visual arts practice, her wide-ranging knowledge of contemporary art practices, art history and applied arts (in particular textiles and ceramics) informs her work as an artist. The curatorial and painting are intertwined, with each continuously informing the other. She has exhibited at the Red Gate Gallery, Cass Art Space Kingston, Dorking Museum, the Works on Paper fair at the Science Museum, Croydon Art Space and The British Art Fair with Cynthia Corbett Gallery. She has also curated and produced numerous projects at galleries and non-traditional spaces including high streets, theatres, online, and in community spaces. Daisy works from her studio in Brixton, south London, creating paintings and exhibitions that reflect on nature and place. The works become emotional documents, depicting unseen feeling as much as they record the world that we can see.


  • Gouache
  • Acrylic
  • Landscape
  • Seascape & Skyscape
  • Flowers & Plants
  • Still Life
  • Expressionism
  • Semi Abstract
  • Realism


  • Will work from a photo
  • Ships Internationally
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