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Thomas Aquinas Daly is an American contemporary landscape and still life painter, graphic artist and magazine illustrator of hunting and fishing genre. Using nuances of light and atmospheriecs, Daly strives for a poetic tone in his oil and watercolor painting,s reflecting his reverence for land and nature and his sportsman's love of roaming the landscape. On his website, Daly cites a critic's comments as an accurate reflection of gentle approatch to his creativity: "His work is about the land---quiet, confident meditations upon the spirit of a place withouth the need for assertiveness." Educated as a graphic artist at the University of Buffalo, Daly spent 23 years working in the commercial printing business before leaving it in 1981 to devote his full attention to painting. Since then, his work has been displayed in numerous solo exhibitions at galleries, museums and universities throughout the country. President Gerald R. Ford recognized Daly's talent by awarding him Grand Central Art Galleries' Gold Medal at the opening of his 1987 show in New York. In addition to painting, Daly has produced two books: Painting Nature's Quiet Places (Watson-Guptill, 1985) and The Art of Thomas Aquinas Daly: The Painting Season (1998). His paintings have also appeared in several other publications, among them: The Ultimate Fishing Book, The Sweet of the Year, The Sporting Life, Atlantic Salmon Chronicles and The Art of Shooting Flying. Additionally his work has been featured in periodicals such as Gray's Sporting Journal, Arts Magazine, American Artist, Sports Afield, Sporting Classics, Wildlife Art News, Southwest Art, and Watercolor. Source askart.com

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