Dara Daniel

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Artist locale: Northern CA, USA
Subject matter: Animals
Medium: Acrylic & Mixed Media

Artist Statement

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 Portfolio

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