About the artist
As an abstract painter Dan expresses his love of the purity of Modernism and Brutalism and it's those shapes and voids that inform the visual language of his work.
Growing up in an artistic family Dan Broughton was exposed to the arts from an early age. His father taught on both Foundation and Fine Art Degree courses at Bradford College as well as being a published illustrator. After enjoying art at school Dan went on to Harrogate College to do a diploma in General Art and Design which led to a Fine Art degree at the University of Humberside, graduating in 1996. His degree show paintings were selected for that year’s Northern Graduates’ Exhibition and all sold on the opening night at the Royal College of Art.
After university he worked as Head Technician at the Francis Kyle Gallery in London’s West End before moving to Christie’s Auctioneers where he managed storage photography and cataloguing of works in the Contemporary Arts Department.
Leaving London in 2002 and settling in Otley Dan started his own decorating business. Self employment has allowed him to manage my time in favour of spending time with our two boys while they were young, and latterly, in my studio painting.
Education – University of Humberside, BA in Fine Art (Painting) 1996
• Northern Graduates Exhibition
My degree show work was chosen to be part of this exhibition at the Royal College of Art
• Dean Clough Gallery (Halifax)
I had 2 works included in the Life Drawing Group exhibition, curated by the artist in residence, Doug Binder.
Independent Galleries I work with.
• Cupola Contemporary (Sheffield)
• The Old School Gallery (Alnmouth)
• Studio 7 (Otley)
• Bloomfield Square (Otley)
• Pool Bank Vintage (Pool-in-Wharfedale)
• Silson Contemporary (Harrogate)