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Welcome to the official website of British landscape painter Daniel Goodchild. Here you will find access to the en situ pieces, working outside in the open plein air, creating extremely inquisitive, detailed, miniature studies, using acrylic on board.


Also viewed online are the larger scale recent and previous works, many of which derive inspiration from the smaller studies, aiming to embrace an engagement with the formal and material qualities of the landscape.

a painters  ethos


“Substances occupy the mind by invading it with thoughts of the artist’s body at work”. (2000, p.96)  


Conversations of the Configurational & Recognitional:


Paintings are like a recipe, they have techniques and truths, that remain constant. It is through the act of painting, that more is discovered, about how we can move to manipulate these traits and realise the consequences, this might produce visually.           


The process of painting for myself has become more like a chemistry lesson. I’m observing the cause and effect relationship between the oil paint and mediums, which all manufacture contrasting properties. No action will ever produce an exact matching outcome, leaving the opportunity for experimentation visually, continuous.  


The most recent paintings focus upon the practical painting process and allow the action of painting, to be at the forefront. With no preconceived narrative, allowing for a more organic and natural approach, with a braver attitude towards form, colour and composition.    

Coca Cola Billboard 2015
Vauxhall Bridge Road Big Yellow Digger 2015
Bondway Street Vauxhall 2015
Vauxhall Construction Works 2015
Brunswick House Vauxhall 2015
Hyde Park Lido Cafe 2015
London Telephone Box 2015
Vauxhall Bus Station 2015
The Morpeth Arms 2015
Vauxhall Bridge 2015
Italo Deli 2015
Deconstructing Construction 2015
Tower Block 2014
Hyde Park Toilets 2014
Hyde Park Flat Block 2014
Park Life 2014
Little Green Hut 2014
Hyde Park Central Path 2014
Hyde Park Bench 2014
Hilton Hotel from Hyde Park 2014
White Washed Homes of Hyde Park 2014
Hyde Park Fairground 2014
Hyde Park Autumnal Pathway 2014
Hyde Park Memorial 2014

En Situ London Miniatures 2014-2015  

Nature These nature paintings depict an affinity for the natural landscape, developed from honing in upon the detail within. They begin the studio journey through the act of walking and mindfulness, concerning one’s surroundings. A narrative has been established through figuration, though the paint, as material, dictates the extent to which the character is revealed.  

Fantastic Mr Frederic Fox 2016
Sam the Snail 2016
Percy-William the Plumed Whistling Duck 2016
Gilly the Goat 2016
 Pepper the Pig 2016
Helen the Hen 2016
Fernando the Falcated Duck
Chloe the Cow 2016
Barnaby the Badger 2016
Samuel Squirrel 2016
Bertie the Bumble Bee 2016
Martin the Mandarin Duck 2016
Larry the Lamb 2016
Harry The Hare
Peter the Pigeon 2015
Philip the Pheasant 2015
Jake The Mallard 2015
Henry The Hen 2015
Blue Tit
Hendrick's the Giraffe
Garry Goose 2016