Daniels was born in Stockport in the North of England and studied
fine art/sculpture at Maidstone College of Art in Kent. After graduating
he traveled extensively throughout Europe.
-----It was here that he discovered his affinity for drawing heavenly
hussys, initially in an erotic Alices Wonderland series and
then in a more idealized pin-up fashion. These paintings and drawings
were exhibited in England and Germany.
-----He resettled in England and worked for a while on sciencefiction
paintings for the Young Artists agency and airbrushed pin-up art
for galleries and publications such as Penthouse, Playboy, Mayfair,
Zoom, Avante Guarde, Omni. Club International and Men Only. The
connection to California began to form whilst doing work with Paper
Moon Graphics in Los Angeles.
-----While touring America he fell in love with California and moved
to a town north west of Los Angeles where the cost of his lifestyle
took him so much by surprise he developed his technical illustration
style but continued to do science fiction illustration. The pin-up
ladies started to develop futuristic overtones during the work he
did for Blade Runner. At this time work for pin-up magazines was
becoming less acceptable as what was being asked for was no longer
erotic. The technical style that had been developed now supported
him and many others with illustration work.
-----Returning to the ladies, they are now somewhat of a contrast
to the idealistic airbrush renderings of his earlier work, the atmosphere
was too antiseptic and failed to leave room for emotion. The darker
feeling that is now evident is to allow for what is not always apparent.
-----Initially the girls were perfect icons drawn from the male
fantasy of the female form, the Hussys now are more of the girl
next door, and someone you could hold a conversation with. These
are not in peril, submissive girls, they are self assured women
with the most interesting forms of soft curves against hard lines.
-----When producing his sculpture-electronic environmental pieces-
the most important pieces were always the ones that appeared in
his dreams, the Hussys come to life in a similar fashion dictating
how they should look, the attitudes they posses and he situations
they want to be in
----- He still lives in California with his family who are an inspiration
to the working of his ladies.
-----These drawings and paintings are a return to what he wants
to paint and a way of regaining control over what he does paint.