Dan was inspired to capture the spirit of what he sees. As you travel through his work you will see the common thread of a lifetime of painting and explain subject matter and what has made him one of the Florida Keys favorite artist. Dan has been a resident of Florida Keys for over 50 years having moved here from Chicago where he received his formal training at the Chicago Art Institute. While there he received several scholarships and continued his education taking various classes and workshops
After coming to the keys he started painting on Driftwood planks and sold them in restaurants and gift shops. He became an avid weekend painter. He also refurbished yachts and sold them. Dan earned a hundred ton Master's license from the Coast Guard. He also designed and built houses. Dan did illustrations of keys history for the Key West citizen paper. In 1987 he was commissioned by the Florida Keys Chamber of Commerce for a project at the Tampa State Fair. This was a huge 8 x 20 foot display. Scenes like Wreckers, Smugglers, seascapes and local characters he has painted in the Bahamas. Caribbean. South America. France. England and even the Soviet Union. When he travels he uses watercolors and his Sketchbook but his main medium is oil. Dan has received numerous Awards and ribbons, He received a grant to paint four murals in the Freeman Justice Center in Key West Florida. As a multi-talented artist it's the search the spiritual thing that I want others to feel and see my work. "When you see my work you will know me."
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