Portrait painter Daan van Doorn has an individual style within the palette of portrait art. His paintings are undeniably contemporary and authentic. Van Doorn shows the man behind the face: the depth of a person. His works are characterising and represent a subtle psychological view.
Outer and inner beauty mix together on the canvas to form an intense whole. The painted portrait is a valuable addition to the prevailing digital image culture. A good portrait is not only a striking likeness, but moreover a great work of art that continues to fascinate, thanks to the composition and use of colour. Daan van Doorn has developed his own expression within figurative painting. He makes use of natural pigments and earthy shades. Through the layers, you can see how his paintings came into being. The chalk sketch and the underpainting remain visible. The distinctive style of Daan van Doorn has resulted in commissions from the Netherlands and abroad. Collectors of both modern and classical art appreciate Van Doorn. His crowning achievement is the painting of Her Majesty Queen Beatrix and Prime Minister JP Balkenende