Dara Daniel, Featured Artist

 

Blue Lips, Acrylic on canvas, 30 by 30 i

Artist locale: Northern CA, USA

Subject matter: Animals

Medium: Acrylic & Mixed Media

My love for animals inspires my acrylic, mixed-media paintings on canvas. I combine bold, exaggerated, contrasting, and complementary colors to create fun and sophisticated interpretations of animals that roam the west such as, horses, bears, and bison. I will often add a layer of square and rectangle pieces of collage paper to the canvas for the backgrounds before applying colors to create a grid-like pattern. All the textures add interest and depth to each painting and my subjects. While I paint, I rely on my innate sense of design, using all the available visual elements to accomplish visual balance as each animal becomes lively and vibrant.

Artist Statement

 

Artist Portfolio

Trickster
Still Motion
Sixth Sense
Through Time
Running Free
In the Moment II
Winter Warmth
Portrait of a Bear
Portrait of a Red Horse
Bellowing
Perpetual Presense
Blue Lips
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