Dan Parsons, Bismarck ND Member Since May 2013 Artist Statement I was born and raised in the Dakotas, born in the south raised in the north. From a early time i found myself filling note books with drawings instead of notes, figured it out what was calling. Im blessed with unlimited subject here. Im influenced by many artists,dutch masters with there manipulation of light has to be my favorites. Im a realist wildlife painter, work primarily in acrylic but have works in all mediums. I try to present the feelings i get when all the elements come together and magic happens on the canvas.