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Phone:     (713)392-7014 


Daniel Padilla’s extraordinary paintings capture the essence of life through his unique treatment of light
and dramatic use of color. He is intrigued by both abstract and representational elements that he
incorporates in his designs. His elegant compositions usually represent physical or imaginative places,
often from dreams. He delights in creating works that capture emotional energy and spiritual light.
Inspired by his love of music, Daniel uses long, expressive brushstrokes to create his passionate works of art.

Raised in Santa Rosa, Texas, Padilla began creating art at a very young age. Encouraged and supported by
his artistic family, he excelled early on. He won his first award at only 12 years old. He received numerous awards for his talent throughout high school then college including Best of Show, and earned a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Texas- Pan American in 1994.

Padilla began his artistic career as a high school art teacher in
Houston, Texas. He moved on and took a 1 year contract with Carnival Cruise ship out of Miami as an art
auctioneer traveling to many amazing destinations. After a few years of creating and selling art he finally decided to take the plunge in 1998 and opened his own art gallery with his artist brother Manuel Padilla in Houston, Texas and called it DNM Art Group. The gallery was moved to Dallas in 2008 and was renamed Padilla Gallery.

He opened a second location in McAllen, Texas in 2018 with his sister Naomi Padilla, also an artist. 

Padilla has exploded onto the art scene from the very start of his professional career. He has become a
major player in the world of art with important shows including the 2001 International New York ArtEXPO,
the 2002 International San Francisco ArtEXPO and the 2014 Highpoint Furniture Market in North Carolina.

More recently, in 2022, Padilla decided to take his art on the road once again beginning with the 2022 New York ArtEXPO in April then Art BASEL Miami in December and in 2023 he has done a line up of Art Festivals in south Florida including the Las Olas Art Festival, Coral Gables Art Festival and Coconut Grove Art Festival.  Overall, south Florida has been a great success and he will continue to work with Chasen Galleries in Sarasota as he makes his way back to his home base in Dallas,

Always evolving, he continues his artistic journey working on custom projects with interior designers

and special clients and is available for commissions in all sizes and styles.​

Daniel Padilla Gallery  Modern art 

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Original Contemporary Art


Gallery / Studio

2629 N Stemmons Fwy. #104

Dallas, TX 75207


Open by Appointment.


1500 Pecan Blvd

McAllen, TX 78501