Sourcing his inspiration from travel, spirituality and the radiant beauty found in nature, Daniel Stanford, a Montreal-based eclectic artist, is committed to creating art that stirs the soul. Renowned for his distinctive use of mixed media, Stanford's expertise lies in presenting his unique vision by combining photography and natural elements such as wood, gold, pigments and precious metals. Tapping into mysticism, enlightenment and perspective, Stanford thrives on using his work to reflect and re-contextualise inner and outer beauty. This imaginative approach to his craft has served Stanford throughout his illustrious career, extending from artistic direction to painter and photographer. With over 20 years of experience across the fashion, luxury and branding arenas, Stanford has collaborated with photographers such as Leda Saint-Jacques and Raphael Mazzucco, the latter with whom he has created iconic campaigns for Lancôme, Guess Jeans, Intimissimi Lingerie, Revlon and Victoria's Secret, amongst others. His photography collection, Brazil Sea of Dunes, is influenced by Stanford's observations during recent travels to Brazil, and his most recent work combines images of these iconic sandscapes with FASCINASIA-inspired mixed media paintings to create an ethereal, transportive collection. Brazil Sea of Dunes continues to garner excitement in London and across the art world for its unprecedented beauty. His painting "Arabian Dream" is featured in the 2013 film House of Versace. Embracing the beauty and nuances of far-flung cultures with creativity and intention, Stanford's work continues to take us on a geographical and emotional journey through his paintings and photography. This new work is inspired from early 2016 travels through Japan, Myanmar, Loas, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong, and Vietnam shows a commitment to evolving the FASCINASIA series. Opening on September 22nd, Stanford work will be in his first Museum show "Fifteen Minutes" a show about celebrity art at the Cornell Art Museum in Delray Beach Florida.
On location in Négril Jamaica.
Montreal Based World Traveler