Born in 1946, coming from the Lorraine region, Daniel Densborn, french painter, has been living in Provence for over 35 years. During his youth, he demonstrated capabilities for drawing and oil painting, two disciplines that he will carry out with assiduity. Even though he was self-taught, he attended several workshops in order to draw. After several successful local exhibitions, he won several rewards. He is a talented artist with large potential who carries out his oil painting and “knife painting” in a very personal way.
Villages, trees, houses are balancing on the canvas like waves in the ocean. Between chalk and ivory the coves are set against the celestial blue of the Mediterranean sea. With his passion to create, the subject is true to its foem but without the restriction of the photographic copy of that image. With the stroke of his knife straight lines disappear and colors settle in its place. Old craftsmanship comes alive, farmers tossing their harvest and one can follow the almost religious game of croquet being played or under the crimson red of her dress the gypsy dancer's stance or the aristocratic gesture of the toreador... The rhythmic stroke of his knife expresses vibrant reality amongst ebb and fmow of the water, air and light.
Drawing was part of Daniel Densborn daily life since childhood. At age 19 when he settled down in the South oh France colors and oils came into his life. Then the knife became the extension of his hand splashling colors on the canvas. Even his still life uses this technique where one can see life unfold. Densborn's landscapes are broad strokes of colors with lines that are almost non existent therefore allowing people to let their imagination loose.