Peter Daniels

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The art of Peter Daniels is best described as ethereal, since he met a Mystic while in his late 20’s, a lady who taught and mentored him in visualization, automatic writing and listening through meditation prayer. Her name was Olga Park, a writer, musician, and painter, she had time traveled into the Great Pyramid Giza in Egypt where a seer from beyond translated for her ancient writings and teachings, and left Peter and his friends with her writings “The Tapestry of Fragments of the Life of Christ”. This experience brought out the impressionist style of Peter Daniels, that of two worlds blending together, the earth and heaven.


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about the artist

Peter Daniels was born in New Westminister, British Columbia, Canada in 1949. Peter completed his high school in Dawson Creek B.C. in 1968 and then attended Kootenay School of Art and Notre Dame University in Nelson B.C. Canada, at which he received a Commercial Art Certificate, a Fine Art Certificate, a Fine Art Diploma and a BFA (competed 1974).

After graduation Peter taught art to local arts community groups throughout British Columbia. His formal teaching came when he was hired to teach Art from grades 8-12 at St. Michael’s University School in Victoria, B.C., where he assisted as a live-in house parent and developed the Baccalaureate Program.

Peter’s next teaching job came as an Art Instructor for the Canadian Federal Government under the Solicitor General’s Office at Matsqui Institution. Peter taught art therapy to convicts for almost ten years.

During his ten year teaching cycle, he was able to open retail representation in Galleries in Canada and he was exhibited in Habitat Canada in Vancouver in 1979.

Peter Daniels opened his art pottery studio full time in 1981 after going through the worst prison riot in Canadian history, he felt the “Timing” and took his space to practice his craft.

In 1985 Peter had a one person exhibition in Ottawa at the Studio Colleen on Sparks Street where the Department of External Affairs purchased three of his porcelain pieces for their permanent collection. Peter created over 70,000 items in porcelain which were fired in his Upshot Down Draft Kiln, (Japanese hill climber) and sold world wide.

From 1985 onward, Peter began his painting career next to his ceramic work, he was published in 1987 and exhibited his first Limited Edition at the Vancouver Gift Show and the Edmonton Gift Show. By 1989 he was signed by Buckhorn Art Publishing from Buckhorn Ontario as their representation of Fine Art Publishing in Western Canada. Peter worked with sponsors such as Duck’s Unlimited, David Molsen of Molsen’s Canadian Beer, Canadian Tire, Kelloggs, The Colgate Princess Line, and Park’s Canada, developing programs for publishing art with Buckhorn Art and Hadley House from the USA.

In 1995, Peter signed with James Lumbers Art Publishing in Markham Ontario and developed a new territory for James Lumbers and Thomas Kinkade, managing to develop his own art next to theirs as he traveled extensively throughout Canada and into the USA market.

In 1997, Peter was nominated for the Bronfman Award in Canada,(the highest award for his craft).

Peter re-invented himself in 2000 as an independent artist and actor. His path took him into the Film Industry in Vancouver B.C. where he did stand-in, stunt work, back ground, voice-over ,script writing and principal acting. Peter worked off of the likes of Will Smith, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Anniston, Al Pacino, Leslie Nielsen, Beau Bridges, Rene Zellweger, Pierce Bronsan, Danny DeVito, Halle Berry, Robert Redford and Woody Harrelson, (working in over a hundred features and TV series.)

In 2004, Peter formed the art group “New Group of Seven” where Sotheby’s International under Sir Dean Lapointe represented the Fine Art at the French Consulate’s residence in Vancouver B.C. at which 800 people attended the show.

In 2010 Home Depot from Atlanta Georgia signed Peter Daniels as a supplier in their chain of distribution.

Currently Peter has completed a Feature Film script on his adventures as an art instructor at the prison where he taught, a budget is ready and distribution of the film is being established. Peter will be fronting it at many Film Festivals.

Peter has a Hot Glass Studio,(next to the gas kilns), waiting to be experimented with, his plans are to start blowing some serious glass by the this fall of 2012.

The art of Peter Daniels is best described as ethereal, since he met a Mystic while in his late 20’s, a lady who taught and mentored him in visualization, automatic writing and listening through meditation prayer. Her name was Olga Park, a writer, musician, and painter, she had time traveled into the Great Pyramid Giza in Egypt where a seer from beyond translated for her ancient writings and teachings, and left Peter and his friends with her writings “The Tapestry of Fragments of the Life of Christ”. This experience brought out the impressionist style of Peter Daniels, that of two worlds blending together, the earth and heaven.


exhibitions

Noteworthy exhibitions of Peter Daniels

  • Habitat Canada exhibited Peter Daniels Art, Vancouver B.C. Canada 1979.
  • Studio Colleen Sparks Street Ottawa Ontario Canada hosted a one person show of Peter Daniels Porcelain in 1985.
  • Keenlyside Gallery, exhibited Peter Daiels Art in Vancouver B.C. Canada 1985.
  • Birks of Vancouver exhibited Peter Daniels Art in Vancouver B.C. Canada 1986.
  • Vancouver Fall Gift Show, Peter exhibited in Vancouver B.C. Canada 1987.
  • Edmonton Fall Gift Show, Peter exhibited in Edmonton Alberta Canada 1987.
  • Buckhorn Gallery on the Lake exhibited Peter Daniels art, Buckhorn Ontario Canada 1990.
  • Guillieum Kirpatrick Gallery exhibited Peter Daniels Art,(32 pieces sold to Japanese Collector), Vancouver B.C. Canada 1992.
  • Agora Gallery, Manhattan New York exhibited Peter Daniels art in 3 person show in 1996.
  • The French Consulate and Sotheby’s International of Vancouver hosted an Exhibition that Peter Daniels organized at the French Consulate’s residence in Vancouver 2002.
  • The Richmond Hospital Foundation exhibited Peter Daniels Art at Lansdowne Center in Richmond B.C. 2002.
  • Grace McCarty’s Child Foundation fundraiser exhibited Peter’s Art Vancouver B.C. Canada 2003 & 2004.
  • City of White Rock hosted an Art Exhibition for July 1st that Peter Daniels organized in White Rock B.C. Canada 2004,2005,2006.
  • Southridge Private Secondary School auctioned Peter Daniels Paintings at their senior school’s fundraiser 2006.
  • Semiahmoo House Society hosted an Art Exhibition in South Surrey that Peter Daniels organized Surrey B.C. Canada 2007.
  • The Mayor of Surrey Exhibited Peter Daniels Art in her Mayor’s Charity Ball in Surrey B.C. Canada 2008.
  • At the World Winter Olympics Peter Daniels Art was exhibited in the Canada Pavilion in Surrey B.C. Canada 2010.
  • The Mayor or Surrey exhibited Peter Daniels Art at her Mayor’s Charity Ball in Surrey B.C. Canada 2010.
  • The Mayor of Surrey exhibited Peter Daniels Art at her Mayor’s Charity Ball in Surrey B.C. Canada 2011.
  • Mike Coward exhibited Peter Daniels Art at his Australian Art Sales Competition in Australia 2012.

awards

  • The Prime Minister of Canada, Pierre Trudeau awarded Peter Daniels and two associates for the summers of 1977 and 1973 two O.F.Y. Grants to teach art.
  • BCTV 6pm News Vancouver Studios filmed Peter Daniels teaching art at Matsqui Institution in Abbotsford B.C. Canada 1980.
  • The Pacific Press ran an article on Peter Daniels art in their Sun Paper in Vancouver B.C. Canada 1983.
  • C.B.C. Radio Method’s of Production interviewed Peter Daniels at their Vancouver Studios 1988.
  • Peter prepared the P.P.F.A. Show for Buckhorn and Hadley House in Vancouver B.C. Canada 1993.
  • Peter Daniels Exhibited in the ABC Art Show in Long Beach California, 1992.
  • Red Robinson hosted Peter Daniels Studio on Red’s Classic Theater in Bellingham U.S.A. 1994.
  • Manhattan Arts reviewed Peter Daniels art exhibit at the Agora Gallery in Manhattan New York U.S.A. in 1996.
  • The Red Serge of the R.C.M.P. in 2003 utilized Peter Daniels Art for a Fundraiser in Surrey B.C. Canada.
  • The Peach Arch Hospital Foundation utilized Peter Daniels Art for a Fundraiser in White Rock B.C. Canada in 2003.
  • The Royal Bank of Canada utilized Peter Daniels Art for a Fundraiser in White Rock B.C. Canada in 2006.
  • The Semiahmoo Arts Council Gallery sponsored at three person exhibit that Peter Daniels organized in Surrey B.C. Canada in 2010.
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