MEET THE ARTIST
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using paint and pencil I create for color narratives Celebrating the common moment of humanity Chronicled through nostalgic black and white photography
My art is a celebration of lives past for their contribution to the human experience. Although many of the people I paint are not famous or well-known. Deep in our soul we connect to them. They lived their lives as we live now and they have been where we are yet to go “the wisdom of the future is the past down city streets And wise old southern drawers. The things that say the most say things that last.“ Bill withers.
Dane has taken his art were towards new dimensions going from realism to a stylish combination developing his own interpretation of Southern and primitive Elongation. He has established himself as one of the premier painters of African-American art. He has a creative approach to artistic images of the common man, Woman and child. Danes images are inspired by African-Americans in and out of daily life, from the world of music and also sports. He has exhibited his artwork throughout the United States at art festivals galleries trade shows conventions and sports arenas where he has received numerous awards and recognition.
His work has been exhibited at the African-American Museum in Philadelphia and has had one man shows at Howard university Widener University West Chester University Kutztown university the university of Pennsylvania Penn state college and the butler institute of fine art in Youngstown Ohio. One of Dan’s paintings is in the Permanent collection of the baseball Hall of Fame He is the second African-American artist to have a painting in the baseball Hall of Fame. He has also created a number of murals two of which are in major league ball parks.
Dane’s creative philosophy is to bring to the audience his interpretive view of life on canvas. This is reflected in his diverse presentation as he shares his artistic gift with his audience. His unique style clearly defines his mastery of the craft.