Artist Chris Daly hails from Glasgow. He achieved a First-Class Honours Degree from the Gray's School of Art, Robert Gordon University's art school, in Aberdeen which is one of the oldest established fine art institutions in Scotland. The year he graduated, Daly was awarded a prize at the student exhibition at The Royal Scottish Academy (RSA).
Daly has always been creatively inspired by the many different locations around the UK in which he has lived, from Corgarff in the Cairngorms National Park to the shores of Leith to Shroud in the Cotswolds.
Throughout the years as a professional artist, the subjects that inspire Daly and appear most on his canvases are ones which lend to imaginative thinking, and which can connect to one of the five senses – as though you can really taste that dram of whisky.
Until recently Daly has almost exclusively sold privately and has not displayed his work in commercial spaces. However, with more time to focus on a series, he has been able to see the value of these places and fully appreciates what public space and gallery has to offer.