Watercolor 14.5 x 21.25 inches
McDaniel was born in Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia, but moved to Boston, Massachusetts where he intermittently studied art. Although he considered himself to be self-taught, he did study with William Hazelton, Prescott Jones, and Frank Waldo Murray. McDaniel s considered one of America’s acclaimed painters. McDaniel was an avid angler and sportsman and his skill at portraying the effects of light and shade on the surface of water is the hallmark of his paintings. He considered Winslow Homer as an influence on his work, but his style is all his own. In 1958 McDaniel won the Hatfield Award and the B.L. Makepiece Award at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts and between 1960 and 1964 he won three Richard Mitten gold medal awards, followed in 1966 by the a gold medal at the New England Contemporary Art Show. McDaniel exhibited at New England Watercolor Society and the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston; the American Watercolor Society, The Angler’s Club, and Crossroads of Sports Gallery in New York City. He was a member of the Guild of Boston Artists and the New England Watercolor Society.