Daniel Ablitt often uses his surroundings as a starting point for hsi work. This could be a visit to an area of outstanding natural beauty, woodland and alpine forests having a significant influence, along with the landscape of South Somerset where the artist lives and works. Daniel's memories of his childhood also have a strong influence on his recent work, conveying a sense of nostalgia.
"I am concerned with using paint to evoke a mood or atmosphere and am fascinated by the stillness that can be found in these part-imagined, part-remembered places. I have had a long-standing interest in the human form. The placing of a solitary figure or a mysterious group in the landscape provides a focal point and adds a narrative aspect to the work. These pieces often have a magical, fairytale quality and can leave the viewer with more questions than answers.