About Daniel Aldana

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Daniel Aldana is an artist living in Germany.  He believes that the most exciting painting is painted Alla prima – in one session.

He majored in art in college, but like most representational painters, he has sought to learn painting from painters.  Especially influential were a couple of intensive painting workshops in Philadelphia’s Studio Incamminati with Nelson Shanks in 2002 & 2003, and then an outdoor painting course with Jeff Horn in 2005.

“To learn to paint is to learn to see. When one paints it is to create an illusion. I hope to occasionally create an illusion of time and place where the viewer momentarily feels transported.”


La Sierra University, Riverside, CA 1985-1989; Degree: BA Art, BA Biology


California Art Club (Artist Member) 2007-present

Laguna Beach Plein Air Painters Association (Signature Member) 2005-present