My name is Daniel Boscarino and I like to paint in my free time. I was born and raised in southern Italy in a town called Taranto. My father, Antonio Boscarino, was a local fire-fighter with a talent for drawing and painting. He learned his skill all on his own and his medium of choice was oil colours. On my mother’s side of the family there are some famous local artists as well such as Rosalia Ferreri, a local art teacher and accomplished artist. Inspired by their work and that of other friends I decided to try painting myself at an early age. My mother was very supportive and always encouraged me so that really helped me to continue on and keep learning.
I never did end up staying in Italy though. After High school I’ve been a bit all over the western world, you might say. I’ve lived in England and the United States, where I got my Anthropology degree, and now I live in Sweden with my wife, Emmally, and 8 year old son, Matthew.
I feel very blessed now that we’re living here and our house is big enough for me to have my own studio. It’s been a few years since I’ve been able to paint due to space issues so I’m really excited and inspired to really get stuck in again.
My favourite subjects are landscapes, cityscapes and still lifes. I feel particularly inspired by seascapes and marina motifs, perhaps because I’ve grown up near the coast and I really love the sea. I’ve tried my hand at a couple of abstracts in the past when I suddenly felt the whim to do so but for the time being it’s not really my thing. Who knows, though? I might take it up one of these days.
I paint with different mediums really. Watercolors, acrylics, oils, pencils. Every one of them has specific and unique qualities that can be used to represent our view of reality. I love the sharpness of acrylics, the softness of oils, the definition of color pencils, or the blendability of watercolors, and that is why I like using a variety of these mediums.
For me, inspiration comes from different places and at different times and when it does I feel compelled to act upon it. It’s as though the creation is trying to come out, and I am simply the channel through which it does. For this reason I don’t like fulfilling “orders”, even though I have accepted commissions in the past; it would simply kill the inner inspiration that keeps me going.
Anyway, that was a little bit about me. I will keep you updated in my blog about upcoming projects, thoughts, and other tidbits.
Thank you again for looking and I hope you enjoy my work!