Sailboats rock gently in their moorings, tugging and moaning irregularly white foghorn too tired to yawn, sleep indulgently in the early morning mist. In moments like these, San Francisco painter, Daniel Bayless, fervently sets his brushes to work creating a bold and vibrant collage of color and texture that virtually explodes upon his canvas.
Born in the town of Borger in northern Texas, where towering clouds dominate the horizon, and vibrant colors punctuate the landscape, Daniel observed the dramatic changes in these visual elements very early. His first lessons in painting began at age five. He credits his technique to the influence of three mentors: abstract expressionist Fred Mitchell, jewelry designer Maurice Galli, both of New York, and the eminent Russian painter, Sergei Bongart.
Bayless' paintings hang in private and corporate collections in the U.S.A., England, Mexico, Hong Kong and Japan. Individual collectors include such luminaries as Elizabeth Taylor and the late Leonard Bernstein, in addition to prestigious corporations like The Disney Corporation.