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 recently won the 2016 Wyoming Conservation Stamp Contest. His painting of a Swift Fox will be printed on over 200,000 conservation stamps. Also available are limited edition prints signed and numbered. Contact Dan for more information.
Sept. 10 & 11
Castle Rock Artfest
2016 Festival of the Cranes,
Bosque de Apache Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, NM
Dan was chosen as the feature artist for the 2016 Festival of the Cranes.
Dan's painting of Sandhill Cranes will be featured on the program cover and he will be showing his original feather and canvas paintings in the Expo tent at the wildlife refuge visitor center.
3660 S. Marshall Way
Denver, Colorado 80235