Daniel Williams

Joined Artfinder: Nov. 2018

Artworks for sale: 4

United States

About Daniel Williams

 
 
  • Biography
    Personally, I have a need to experience nature. I feel as though being surrounded by nature-made environments, rather than man-made environments, fulfills some deep need that I have to connect with the living world around me. My art is an extension of this experience. Many of the works I create focus on the beauty of nature and as I work and study the subjects I am working on, I gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry of creation. My work takes a very long time to complete (6-12 months). Though I wish to be faster at times, the hours I put into each piece enables me to transfer vasts amounts of my energy into the work. I like to visualize art as energy leaving the artists body and entering the art where it stays. The more energy I put into the art, the more alive the art will become. I am fortunate that I live in a wondrous place with large areas of the land being classified as National Parks. Literally, I can walk outside my door and search for inspiration and references for my work. Part of the allure of my art is searching for this inspiration. The subjects I draw come from the environment in which I live (Barred Owl feathers, Lake Superior Agates, Fall leaves, Red and White Pines, etc.). I have the ability to work outdoors or take subject matter directly to my drafting table to work. I believe this allows me to capture reality rather than touched up, sterilized versions of reality when using many photo references. Generally, I will not work on subject matter from photos unless I have taken the photos myself and experienced it myself. Because of this, my art is a portion of my personal lived experiences which no other could replicate exactly.
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  • Awards

    2018

    Earthkeepers Award

    "Flight in Fall" was selected to be in the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. This is the largest juried show in Minnesota and is difficult to be selected. Only the top 8% generally make it to the show and even fewer win awards.

    "Flight in Fall" won the Earthkeepers award at the show.
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Awards

2018

Earthkeepers Award

"Flight in Fall" was selected to be in the 2018 Minnesota State Fair. This is the largest juried show in Minnesota and is difficult to be selected. Only the top 8% generally make it to the show and even fewer win awards.

"Flight in Fall" won the Earthkeepers award at the show.

There are no upcoming events


 

Biography

Personally, I have a need to experience nature. I feel as though being surrounded by nature-made environments, rather than man-made environments, fulfills some deep need that I have to connect with the living world around me. My art is an extension of this experience. Many of the works I create focus on the beauty of nature and as I work and study the subjects I am working on, I gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry of creation. My work takes a very long time to complete (6-12 months). Though I wish to be faster at times, the hours I put into each piece enables me to transfer vasts amounts of my energy into the work. I like to visualize art as energy leaving the artists body and entering the art where it stays. The more energy I put into the art, the more alive the art will become. I am fortunate that I live in a wondrous place with large areas of the land being classified as National Parks. Literally, I can walk outside my door and search for inspiration and references for my work. Part of the allure of my art is searching for this inspiration. The subjects I draw come from the environment in which I live (Barred Owl feathers, Lake Superior Agates, Fall leaves, Red and White Pines, etc.). I have the ability to work outdoors or take subject matter directly to my drafting table to work. I believe this allows me to capture reality rather than touched up, sterilized versions of reality when using many photo references. Generally, I will not work on subject matter from photos unless I have taken the photos myself and experienced it myself. Because of this, my art is a portion of my personal lived experiences which no other could replicate exactly.
 
 
 
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