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There is some evidence that an artist sees differently. Is it so by birth or cultivation via the artists way? Perhaps both, as is the case with Dan Earle. His palette has always been the infinite color wheel of human emotion. A counselor once said that he is the kind of person that can walk into crowded room and within a short time grasp the emotional tenor of the people both as individuals and as a symphony. It is this seeing that infuses his art and is most apparent in his sculptures, which reflect an emotional attitude, story or point of tension.
His watercolor, acrylic and print work add the dimension of abstract chaos vs. the minds natural tendency toward organization. The experience is like squinting your eyes to blur your focus and thereby capturing an essential truth.
Each work evolves during the process of creation to express its own voice. In the same way that we are unique, each viewer is drawn to a piece based on resonance with their own experience. As a result his work is found in collections ranging from New Hampshire, Washington D.C., Seattle and locally near his studio in Hope, Idaho. Studio Decouvrir—meaning 'to discover'—has been a name and mantra for his artistic journey since 1994. It has guided him through his tenure at the Union Art Co-operative in Seattle to the establishment of his studio and gallery in Hope.
Dan's self-directed study of art has included diverse teachers and mentors, from Sandpoint's Elaine Amsterdam Farley, co-founder of Pepperdine School of Art; watercolorist Zoltan Szabo; Gary Faigin's Academy of Realist Art (now Gage) in Seattle; and, most recently, at the New York Studio School under Garth Evans and at the National Academy of Art with Anthony Antonios. He has spent extensive time in the great museums in New York, D.C., Paris, Rome and Madrid for instruction and inspiration from the masters. Dan also continues his drawing skills and study at the Spring Street Studio in New York City, with Steven Gibbs at the Art Spirit Gallery in Couer d'Alene, at the Artist Salon and at Studio Decouvrir in Hope, Idaho. Please scroll down and enjoy my video.