Acrylic and Oil
About Daniel Loveday
I’ve only been an artist since August 2014. I did go to Art College in the eighties, doing two years foundation but then, just as I was about to start a degree in Exeter, my mum was killed in a car crash. Looking back now I was traumatised but I didn’t realise it. I did a year and a half before I just gave up the degree course. I assumed that was the end of an artistic career, becoming a graphic designer for 28 years instead. Recently, the economic situation put an end to my design business so I decided to please myself and started painting again.
The very first painting I put up for sale, in 2014, sold for £1850 within 3 hours of posting it online so I thought it would be a life of artistic luxury ahead for me! However, I struggled to sell much more and had to accept economic reality to become a nursing auxiliary in a hospital, which I did for 18 months. Being a nursing auxiliary was an amazing job but it just wasn’t me and during that time I kept on building up my catalogue until in March 2017 I became a full-time artist.
I continue to be surprised that I could establish myself as a full time artist in such a short time, the development of the internet made that possible. I had left tech behind as a graphic designer and now use it even more as an artist who paints on canvas.