Dan began painting on wild Turkey feathers several years ago and they have become a unique and popular piece of original art. Dan begins by collecting wild Turkey feathers through several sources. Usually these are from Merriam Turkeys, but he also has used feathers from Eastern Turkeys which are a slighty different color. Then he paints an undercoat of white gesso on the feather where the painting will be. This helps to seal the feather together. Dan then paints the wildlife subject using acrylic paints. Once the painting is done Dan mounts the feather on a black suede mat board and then frames it under glass for a unique and lasting original piece of art.
Dan's painting "Great Day Fishing" won the Grand Prize at the Festival of the Arts in Saratoga, Wyoming. His painting was chosen Best of Show from 45 entries.
Dan won 1st place in the painting category at the 2016 Art Fest in Castle Rock, CO. He will be showing his paintings again this year at the 2017 Castle Rock Art Fest.
Recently completed 2 commissioned mural paintings.
Evergreen Fine Arts Festival - 51st Annual
August 26 -27, 2017
Heritage Grove Park
Colorado Artfest at Castle Rock 2017
Castle Rock, CO
3660 S. Marshall Way
Denver, Colorado 80235