Danny Abrahams at work in his studio

Danny Abrahams: The Sky’s The Limit

by Chloe McLaughlin

Danny Abrahams first picked up a paint brush at the age of 32 after his girlfriend, Danielle bought him some paints and an easel to try and help him find a new outlet for his creativity after he quit playing in his band. By the time he was 35, Danny had left his job and was painting full time. Now he’s one of Yorkshire’s finest landscape artists with his work being exhibited and sold all over the country.

“I didn’t have a clue what I was doing.” Danny smiles when I ask him about the start of his painting career, “I didn’t know the difference between acrylic or oil paint and I’d never been in a gallery. But I needed something creative to do. I worked around the country doing lighting and needed something creative to do in my free time. I’ve never been into art but I decided to give it a go. I could tell instantly I was pretty good. I painted every night. I’d get home from work, paint until two o’clock in the morning, go to work, get home, paint until two o’clock in the morning.”

“I’ve never been into art but I decided to give it a go”

Danny Abrahams