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 won 1st place in the painting category at the Art Fest in Castle Rock, CO.
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.
Western Spirit Art Show-Cheyenne Old West Museum
March 4- April 16, 2017
Opening on March 4th at 6 pm
Dan will have 2 paintings and 2 miniature paintings exhibited.
Audubon's Nebraska Crane Festival
March 16-19, 2017 - Kearney, Nebraska
3660 S. Marshall Way
Denver, Colorado 80235