Danny Holmes-Adams

Visual Artist (1978 -)

Danny is a British Landscape painter. His work is known for its Luminous expressive quality. Art that is made in the landscape. Art that celebrates the human response to the astonishing beauty and surprises of nature.


Danny Holmes-Adams born March 1978. Honed his skill in colour and brush work at a very young age from family signwriting business. Studied painting and drawing in Canterbury. Settling in Devon to pursue his painting career where he now lives together with Kat and there three children. He has had a string of solo Exhibitions both here and abroad and has works in a number of private and public collections

Danniel Holmes-Adams painting on Dartmoor © Chr

photography Chris Chapman

Danny Holmes-Adams has been painting the English Landscapes of Dartmoor for the last ten years. Up on the moors he can be seen either trudging along with his canvas resembling a sail, or set up, guy ropes holding his picture in place on his easel. When painting Danny becomes so engrossed in the moment and his surroundings that he often comes to when the light fades with his paint smudged battered waxed jacket soaked through.

Danny’s open-air paintings show nature in her wildness; these are not chocolate box images. Looking at these paintings gives the viewer the same sense of soul recharging that you feel when you are by a river or stargazing. His paintings capture the intangible otherness and unruliness of the moors, carved river valleys and night sky in the lasting medium of oil paint. They focus on an idea; sometimes as simple as the excitement at a single colour or revelry at the flesh or texture of food. It is the choice of object and the way in which they are looked at both by the artist and the audience that makes them living pictures.

There is a mastery of colour and sensitivity of drawing that gives a sense of celebration to the paintings. He is actively exploring the relationship between paint and light.

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