Born in South West London, Daniele is a self- taught artist. Half Italian, hence the spelling of his name which often causes confusion! He lives in Guildford with his wife and menagerie of animals.
Daniele paints primarily Landscape, Seascape or Animals. He paints in a traditional style and tries to achieve a sense of realism in his works. He is especially interested in effects of light.
He exhibits with 5 art societies and enjoys receiving commissions for painting animals, buildings and trains, as well as his usual landscapes.
Daniele started painting in 2001, and joined his then local art group, Merton Art Society, in 2003. He is now their Exhibition Secretary and received the “Favourite Painting” accolade 5 times at MAS exhibitions between 2007 and 2010.
In 2009, he was commissioned by Network Rail to paint two posters to be used by the company to promote track side safety amongst staff. As a result of this, he was also commissioned to paint Woking Junction for an outgoing Route Director of Wessex Region of Network Rail.
Daniele also won the Jill Seward Memorial Trophy in July 2011 at Frimley and Camberley Society of Arts, for “The People’s Choice” favourite painting.
Extract from Global News Box.com
Britain’s Thriving Local Art Societies – Thousands of enthusiastic painters primed for action.
“Some members, including … Daniele Mandelli, have become lauded personalities in the wider art scene … Daniele’s atmospheric landscapes and woodland scenes attract much attention.
Daniele has been painting since 2001, and joined Merton Art Society two years later. Now the society’s exhibitions secretary, he told us:
“I would encourage anyone with an interest in painting to join, as you will make many new friends, meet other local artists and exhibit your work in twice yearly exhibitions. I even met my wife through the society!”
Article By James Brewer (27th September 2011)
Merton Art Society, Surbiton Arts Group, Frimley and Camberley Society of Arts, Woking Society of Art, Molesey Art Society