About Dan


Dan Petley is a prolific, independent international artist based in Bulgaria and the UK, who possesses an eclectic yet focused ensemble of abilities. Throughout his productive career he has mainly focused on creating paintings that are displayed as relics; exploring the progressive cultural role of established masterpieces, an embodiment of his relationship with the history of painting. He often uses discarded objects and architecture to explore notions of shared association and ownership with items and places.


The intention of his Numinous series (2012-present) is to reconcile paintings as objects with divine power by meditating on their devolved roles, as public and private property, album covers and souvenirs.

He is also well known for producing large scale self funded public art assignments, including the ongoing Brick Project and Moon Temple cycles.


Click here to see the murals Dan produced under the name Old Master.


Click here to see his ongoing collaborative improvised music project The Tit Mice.


Click here to see his music blog.

Dan is also an acclaimed fashion designer, images of clothing and hand-painted accessories will follow soon.