Wayne Daniels (born June 10th 1960 in Syracuse, NY) is a contemporary realist painter. His main influences are 17th century dutch painting and American realist painting of the 19th and 20th centuries. His paintings are built up of many translucent glazes to maximize depth and luminosity. He received a B.A. in art from Buffalo State University in 1983 and has been represented by Goodsight Gallery, Gallery of CNY, and Maresella Gallery. He has been four times named finalist in the Artist's Magazine's annual art competition.