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Stretched Canvas

Modern Lines

Contemporary White

Classical Baroque

Unframed print

Daniel Gardner, Austin
Member Since August 2009
Artist Statement Bio:
I was born in Houston, Texas, in 1976. I was educated in Math and Mechanical Engineering. After a couple years' career, I felt dissatisfied and decided to pursue my childhood passion for creating. I worked in ceramics and ironwork, for a few years before settling on drawing and watercolor crayon painting. In 2009, I was diagnosed with brain cancer and underwent surgery and cancer treatment. The tumor, surgery, and radiation caused my left arm, hand, and leg to be disabled. Since I became ill, art has been a great help to me through the treatment and medications. I'm unable to do many of the activities I used to, but I can still draw. I began sharing my work online in the Flickr community. It has been a huge support. I live in Austin

Artist's Statement
In my artistic explorations, I've tried photography, ceramics, metalwork, printmaking, and now drawing and painting. However, before all that, I studied math and engineering. From an early age I felt attracted to tools and machines. Mechanical things came naturally to me. Early in my art making career, I was heavily influenced by the American Abstract Expressionists. More recently I moved towards representation, especially animals and portraits. Now, in my art, I am discovering ways to combine the mechanical with the handmade. I think of my current work as a kind of hand colored photo print. I work in a small space on small and medium size pads of paper. I feel it's a more intimate process, and it allows me to work in series more easily, so I can learn and grow as an artist. I'm still early in my art career. Learning, exploration, growth, and feedback are my main priorities.


Product No 4511338
Subjects Animals, Children, Children's Animal Art, Ocean Life
Style Drawing
Tags Daniel, Gardner, animals, dolphin, elephant, sheep, stuffed, toy