Daniel Roy Sharples

Born in 1988, Daniel Roy Sharples grew up in Preston. After training in Illustration at UCLAN and a PGCE in Applied Art & Design at Edge Hill University, he went into education, teaching for four years in Hong Kong. He is now Head of Art & Design at a Lancashire secondary school, while also dedicating time to developing his own practice and presence as an emerging artist. 

Daniel works primarily in oils, creating convincing yet idealised scenes. His subject matter is inspired by the places and people around him; from grimy inner cities to rural landscapes and all the people he meets along the way. Plein air painting is increasingly becoming his main passion, and he can regularly be spotted painting on the streets of Preston. 

Daniel’s work has been exhibited in various galleries around the country, including the Royal Institute of Oil Painters, where his painting ‘Bridesmaid’ recently won the Dry Red Press Award, the Royal Society of British Artists annual exhibition, and his work has been featured in the King House Art magazine. 


Awards & exhibitions

TALP Open 2022

July - August 2022

Luk Yu Tea House, 20 x 16" oil on linen

Royal Society of British Artists

March 2022

The Junction, 16 x 12" oil on linen

Preston Portrait Challenge

October 2021

A live portrait challenge held at The Harris Museum


Portrait of Edwin Booth, High Sheriff of Lancashire - 16 x 20" oil on linen 

Exhibition at The Larder, Preston 

Painting Padiham Exhibition 

September 2021

Winner - 2nd Prize

Church Street, Padiham - 12 x 16" oil on linen  

Picture House Gallery, Padiham 

Painting Preston 

August - September 2021

A solo exhibition of 32 of my paintings of Preston and the surrounding areas

The Larder, Preston 

The Artist Lounge 

August 2021

Artist of the Year Semifinalist - online exhibition 

Last Light, 9 x 12" oil on board 

Federation of British Artists 

July - September 2021

Figurative Art Now - online exhibition 

Another Night, 20 x 16" oil on linen 

Royal Society of British Artists

April 2021

December Sunrise, 7 x 5" oil on linen 

Downpour, 9 x 7" oil on linen

King House Art Gallery '2020' Exhibition

April 2021

Another Night, 20 x 16" oil on linen

Harris Open 

February - May 2021

The Junction, 16 x 12" oil on linen 

Rose Moon, 10 x 8" oil on linen

King House Art Magazine 

December 2020

My painting 'Another Night' featured in the King House Art magazine issue 01 'The Year is 2020' 

Dry Red Press Award


Awarded the Dry Red Press Award for my painting ‘Bridesmaid’ at the ROI 2020

Royal Institute of Oil Painters Annual Exhibition

 October 2020

Bridesmaid, 7 x 5" oil on linen

Holt Festival, Norfolk 

July 2020

Toji Temple, 10 x 8" oil on cotton

The Grundy Open, Blackpool

January 2020

Sunset, after Lipking, 10 x 8" oil on linen

The Harris Open

December 2019

Under a Spring Sky, 12 x 9" oil on board 

Haslam Park, 12 x 9" oil on board

The Chapel, Ormskirk 

September 2013

Tokyo Rain, 24 x 18" oil on board

DNAD New Blood, London 

July 2009

A collection of illustrations titled 'The Smoking Ban'