Daniel Hughes Vernola is a painter who lives and works in New York City and Amagansett, Long Island. A state and city certified arts educator, he has taught Pre-Kindergarten through 8th grade regular and special needs groups for 23 years. He is a member of the Art Students League and maintains a studio out east.
Painting abstract, Vernola’s work plays with a viewer’s eye upon the surface through a language of pure form. Subject matter ranges predominantly from the experiences of light in Manhattan and the east end of Long Island—not for its representational aspect but as a theoretical point of departure-toward energy.
He employs a traditional craft of oil painting in abstraction. Working in layered glazes which heighten hue, soften plane, and bring a viewer toward ‘felt color’, Vernola’s work has an optically vibrant feel.