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Daniel Leighton is a Los Angeles-based contemporary artist whose work arises from resurrected memories and persisting visions. His early career encapsulated the imagery of his mind through video art, technology and theory and has presently summoned expression through digital painting. In 2010, Leighton began using an iPad as his medium and is a pioneer in iPad painting. Visit DanielLeighton.com for more information.

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On Trial: Judgement vs. Expression

(0) Comments | Posted June 10, 2014 | 3:02 AM

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On Trial (2011), Daniel Leighton

I struggled to write this article. I was imagining people scouring the article for every little thing I did wrong. I was constantly questioning the worth and validity of what I had to say. I'm still doing it as...

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Art Words: Holding It Together

(0) Comments | Posted October 29, 2013 | 9:07 PM

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Pieces of heart.
Disconnection from Self.
The shadow that surrounds you:
What you know you could be, what you fear you might be.

Caught up in a past you're afraid to look at.
Hold it, grab...

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In the Cave -- Going Into Darkness

(0) Comments | Posted October 6, 2013 | 8:41 PM

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In The Cave (2012), Daniel Leighton


"The cave you fear to enter holds the treasure that you seek." - Joseph Campbell

Experiencing pain and loss is part of every human's experience, but too often we skip over the...

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Tied Up at the Hospital

(2) Comments | Posted July 11, 2013 | 12:05 PM

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Tied Up At The Hospital (2011), Daniel Leighton

Three days before my first solo show, I stood alone in a Dallas art gallery staring at one of my paintings. Tied Up At The Hospital is about my first visit to the hospital when...

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Opening Up

(8) Comments | Posted May 24, 2013 | 10:42 AM

I am an artist and I suffer from Crohn's Disease; a gastrointestinal disorder. This has resulted in six abdominal surgeries, as well as, the removal of my colon and part of my small intestine. The disease has caused a lifetime of pain and suffering. Art has provided me with the...

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