Daniel Porter


Daniel is a resident of New Brunswick Canada and a great lover of his home province, a student of nature, conservationist & outdoorsman his work is noted for its attention to unique detail which is tempered and evident by his first hand knowledge and close experience with the subjects dealt with throughout his work.

Daniel is constantly immersed in study gaining ever more insight into the his practice in art "My influences have changed over the years, I’ve had a wonderful journey learning to define what a truly fine work of art is comprised of, recognizing this definition varies from person to person, for me, the goal is to be clean and simple in my approach providing the right amount of information in a piece leaving room for the minds eye to fill in certain aspects with its own interpretations, this inherently leads folks to a much greater connection with the work. Being effective this way means giving my subject a solid sense of place in its environment without overwhelming detail, I consider these key elements in the design, execution and hopefully the ultimate success of my paintings.”

Over the years Daniel has held a number of roles in the fine arts field including that of conservator, curator, illustrator and occasional writer. Over the years his knowledge and experience have developed to make him a respected contributor to the field of sporting art. Daniel's work in soft pastels is recognized world wide, he is an associate artist with Unison Color Works of Northumberland England. Daniel has is a strong supporter of many charitable conservation causes where his work is used to help raise critical funds used for habitat management and improvement projects.

To read a 2017 interview with CBC television host Harry Forestell, please click here.

Four of Daniel's charcoals, shown above were featured in the Spring 2016 edition of the US magazine Upland Almanac.

Daniel's pastel of a Woodcock, a magnificent migratory bird that is a resident here in New Brunswick, is on the cover of the Autumn 2016/Spring 2017 Skydance magazine, the US publication focused on the health of this species.

Daniel's Jock Scott" oil painting, shown above was featured on the cover of the July

2016 edition of Gray's Sporting Journal. Akin to a model getting a cover

photograph on Vogue magazine, landing a Gray's Sporting Journal cover is

incredibly prestigious for an artist! Congratulations Daniel!

Daniel is a representing artist/clinician (with his own signature colour lines!) for Unison

Colour Soft Pastels in Northumberland, England.