Daniel Grannan

Born in: 1956, United States
Lives in: Page Springs, Arizona
Describe your art in three words: Strong- Inspirational- Futuristic
Education: Famous Artists School
Discipline: Painting, Sculpture, Drawing
See More Work:  dangrannan.com

Transformation M12 Oil on panel 30 x 24 in.

Born Arizona 1956 traveled through out the Southwest drawing, painting doing detailed limited edition prints of Wildlife and Bronze sculptures. Work Evolving into powerful organic abstract oil paintings inspired by nature/our environment.

What themes does your work involve?
A natural division of space, giving depth and flow to a focal point. Complementary and contrasting colors and textures that get a reaction by the viewer.
Describe your creative process.
Spending time, mixing colors and building textures that flow and give a strong influence to my compositions.
What influences your work? What inspires you? Why do you make art?
When I’m not in the studio working, I spend as much time in nature as possible. I focus on abstract patterns and colors on ground surfaces, in the vegetation and the animals that inhabit it. Creating art is a direct reflection on who I am and why I’m here.
What is good art? What makes a piece of art great?
Good or great art to me has to have a strong division of space that holds the viewers interest with color and textures that complement the composition. Using only colors textures, and the composition with no subject matter is to me the greatest challenge.
What is the role of the artist today?
Exploring and experimenting with all the materials in the studio. Having an open mind and pushing the limits of what art is today. Creating new and important work that has not been done before.
Transformation LG9 Oil on panel 48 x 36 in.
Transformation LG8 Oil on panel 48 x 36 in.
Transformation LG15 Oil on panel 36 x 48 in.
Transformation LG7 Oil on panel 48 x 36 in.


This interview was published by Circle Foundation of the Arts. © CFA Press ∙ Images are courtesy of the artist