acrylic on panel
artwork measures 10" x 10"
John J. Daly's dynamic paintings push the landscape genre's possibilities through a process based in both artistic and historical perspectives. His interest in cultural landscapes led him to earn degrees in both the Fine Arts and American Civilization and he draws on this education and his work in historic preservation to investigate the reciprocity between human activities and the land. As an historian, Daly has recorded hundreds of historic properties and his documentations are housed with the Library of Congress, the National Park Service, and various state archives. His artistic process uses the tools of Abstract Expressionism to explore the formal qualities of engineered landscapes. He makes multiple paintings—often heavily reworked—of locales or landscape types to find new aesthetic possibilities. Based in Massachusetts, Daly exhibits in Massachusetts, New Hampshire, and Virginia galleries.