Lacey #2

Piece description from the artist

I've been doing these nostalgic portraits recently, mainly for my own amusement, and to improve my skill with acrylics. In each portrait I do, there is something slightly "off." I'm going for a kind of awkward elegance. In this case the gloves are this lime green, which is a bold and striking color choice. I am also mixing things from different eras. The background is layered with pages of an old Italian magazines from the 60's. The subject is wearing clothing from the 40's and 50's.

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About Daniel (Dano) Carver

Lacey, WA

Although the style of Daniel Carver’s (Dano) work varies, his approach is always the same. He begins by identifying a subject through which he can explore saturated, vibrant colors and rich, contrasting textures. Dano is inspired by the beauty that can be found in the degradation of man-made materials, the peeling paint from a wall or the oxidation of metal in an old truck. With each painting, he allows the subject to dictate the style in which it is to be painted.

Dano has had an unquenchable passion for all forms of art since childhood. But most recently, his medium of choice has been acrylic paint. The color is brilliant and long-lasting, and the substance itself acts like glue, allowing him to layer paper or collage. He builds up several layers of paint and paper, and then distresses them with abrasive instruments. Each creative choice enhances the realism of his paintings.

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