Daniel Pata is a finalist in the 2021 Wynne Prize, AGNSW, and his portrait of much loved friend, artist and centenarian Guy Warren, has been selected for inclusion in 2021 Salon des Refusés, S.H. Ervin Gallery, Sydney.
Pata has exhibited with Artsite Galleries since 2014 and has been exhibited as finalist in the 2010 NSW Parliament Plein Air Painting Prize, the 2009 AGNSW Dobell Prize for Drawing, and the 2003 Kedumba Drawing Award, amongst others.
Predominately a plein air artist, Daniel Pata shared his painting and drawing time between France (pre-covid) and the more remote and majestic areas of Australia. Pata is a member of the group of Sydney artists that annually set up camp in the central desert areas around the McDonnell ranges and areas north and south of Alice Springs, painting and drawing en plein air.
This exhibition includes ink and charcoal sketches and oil studies, as well as paintings completed back in his Sydney studio, made on his numerous trips to the outback including the Central Desert, east of the McDonnell Ranges, the Menindee Lakes district, the Kinchega National Park located in the Far West region of New South Wales, Fowlers Gap and Mutawinjti, north of Broken Hill, and naturally around Sydney Harbour.
Daniel Pata is represented in major Public Collections in Australia and Internationally, including The Gosford Regional Art Gallery Collection, NSW; Charles Sturt University, NSW; National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT; St Peters College, Oxford University, UK, and numerous Corporate and Private collections in Australia, Europe, and the USA.