Born and raised in Long Island, New York, Daniel Del Orfano decided to stay close to his roots and attend Dowling College in Oakdale, NY. There he received his BFA in Art Education and was teaching full time by the fall of 2001. After teaching at the prestigious Knox Boarding School, Daniel took a position in the public school system where he taught art to children of all ages. Though extremely rewarding, this was not his true calling. It was at this time Daniel decided to divert his attention from teaching art to creating art, and in the summer of 2005, he formed The Renaissance Workshop. Specializing in all things art, The Renaissance Workshop gave Daniel the opportunity to expand his horizons, creatively.
As demand for commissioned work increased, Daniel began developing his expressive style, implementing techniques that emphasized texture over realism. Though the work depicted realistic scenes, the effects produced an almost ethereal feeling. The imagery began to take a back seat to the memory of which the image represented.
In Daniel's own words; "In my work, I aspire to blend old-fashioned artistic integrity with modern perception. My paintings depict life, not as it may be, but more as it was remembered - a snapshot, not of a particular memory, but an overall memory. It is the beauty of the emotion felt at an exact time that I attempt to portray. Trying to capture the romantic yet realistic view one has to everyday life is at the root of all my work."
The Plaza Galleries is proud to present the fine art of Daniel Del Orfano.