Eglon Daley's slice-of-life street scenes are celebrations of human unity, resilience, and diversity. These paintings of public gatherings, festivals, and social events reveal a message of hope, depicting people who live together harmoniously while retaining and celebrating the diversity of their backgrounds. Daley, who immigrated to U.S. from Jamaica at the age of 16, finds inspiration in the culture from his native country as well as his adopted one.
A longtime resident of DC, Daley's connection with arts in the District started with his studies at Montgomery College in Takoma Park, MD. This connection is still present in his scenes of everyday life in local settings. His bold color, overlapping bodies, and stylized forms present a vibrancy of life and culture.
Daley's work has been exhibited all over the DMV area, including shows at Market Five Gallery, Washington Project for the Arts, the International Monetary Fund, The Charles Sumner School/Archives, Hood College, and Montgomery College. His murals can be found at One Judiciary Square and the Washington National Airport. He has received awards and scholarships from the D.C. Commission on the Arts and Humanities, Montgomery County Art Association, and Montgomery County Arts Council.