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Daniel is a highly regarded painter and teacher with over thirty years experience in various art schools including the National Art School (NAS) and the Sydney Gallery School (TAFE) -where he is currently a lecturer- and the College of Fine Art ( COFA, UNSW).

His students, past and present, acknowledge Daniel has a passion for imparting to the student a love of art and a serious pursuit of excellence and achievement in its practice.

Short Biography of Daniel Pata (b.1952)

Lives between Sydney and Paris. Art studies were at Julian Ashton’s Art School, East Sydney Technical College under Tom Thompson, and at the College of Fine Arts, UNSW. Studied for a post-graduate diploma, awarded in 1989, and was later awarded a Master of Fine Arts Degree 1998.

Daniel is predominantly a figurative landscape painter, enjoying the extremes of coastal environments to arid regions of the outback, where he has accompanied fellow artists including Terry O’Donnell and Earle Backen. He also counts amongst his mentors & friends Lloyd Rees, Guy Warren and Lou Klepac whom he has the privilege to know. Daniel also explores European subjects, frequently travelling to Europe, particularly France, for extended periods, where he paints both urban and rural subject matter. Much of his work is painted directly from the subject, ‘en plein air’.

He has exhibited widely throughout Australia and France, more recently in 2004 with a travelling exhibition, écho de lumière: paysages australiens et français in the south of France. He also exhibited recently in Japan, Thailand and in particular Shanghai in 2006 for the exhibition Harmony at the Shanghai Painting Institute. Daniel has lectured in several art schools in Sydney, including The Sydney Gallery School, the College of Fine Art, UNSW and the National Art School. He is currently on the executive committee of the Australia Watercolour Institute.

Daniel is represented in corporate and public collections in Australia and overseas including Oxford University UK, Shanghai Province China, and more recently by the National Gallery of Australia.