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Dan Chen was born in China, in the province of Canton. Dan’s love affair with art began when, at age three, he peered above the table top in breathless fascination at the magic which seemed to flow from his father’s paint brush and then tried to imitate him. When Dan was 15, a more formal instruction in a structured setting was needed. Dan was introduced to master artists who familiarized with him varied painting techniques and helped hone his artistic observation skills. For over five years Dan worked under the critical eyes of his mentors before he was finally allowed to display his art at a state show. There, he won the first of many awards, this one for outstanding technical ability in Chinese watercolor painting on silk.

Dan immigrated with his parents to the United States in 1984. Once there, Dan enrolled at San Francisco City College and studied graphic design and illustration at Academy of Art University. After three years of schooling, Dan started his own business, creating unusual ceramic art which quickly became distributed through such outlets as Gump’s, Macys, Bloomingdale’s, and other prestigious stores. Even though his thriving business distributed as many as 500 various ceramic creations all over the U.S., Dan found that the demands of running such a large enterprise not only took too much time from his family, but did not allow him to explore the entire spectrum of his skills. Determined to start over, he simply walked away from his business and began anew life in Eugene, Oregon.

Since that time, Dan’s professional career has begun focusing full-time on nature and wildlife art in both paintings and sculptures. A solid foundation in many art forms has allowed him to perfect his own particular methods. Dan’s experience with the eastern and western disciplines of art has provided the inspiration for the extremely pleasing and dramatic style he has developed. Whether the media is oil, pastel, watercolor, or sculpture, each piece Dan creates is an exquisite and masterful expression of line, color, light, and energy which is truly his own. The art of Dan Chen is a marriage of the finest qualities of eastern and western art style and technique.

Dan is a Signature member of SAA (The Society of Animal Artists) and received two Award of Excellence medals in both two dimensional and three dimensional works in the Society Annual Exhibition which is presently on tour with various museums in the United States.

In 2003, Fern Ridge Press published a book about Dan and his artwork titled, Dan Chen: Work in Progress.

ARTIST STATEMENT

My deep love of nature inspired me to become an artist.

Being an artist is a blessing. It is a gift from God. It is a bitter and sweet journey–a mission of being.

I believe in God, the ultimate Creator of all things. I know that my existence was not an accident. There is a reason for us to be alive in this world. We were all created differently. We all have different gifts and talents. Not that there is one better than the other, but we all have a responsibility for the talent which we have been given. These gifts or talents are not meant for keeping, but for sharing or serving others in this world to enrich our being. As an artist, I believe that technique can be learned and refined, but we are not in control of our creative thoughts because that is a gift. We are the instrument used to accomplish the mission and purpose of our life. We will be held accountable for what we have been given and how well we have used our talent to function as created. This may seem like a religion, but to me it is not only that, but an acceptance and acknowledgement as well.

Nature and wildlife are a major theme in my work. I cannot fathom the mystery yet perfect balance of the natural world. Its color, shape, design, function, even its emotion excites me. Nature teaches me how to paint and teaches me how to sculpt.

I don’t like to limit myself to just one or two mediums because different subjects seem to require different mediums to do them honor. Whether the medium is drawing, painting, or sculpture, it allows me to express my art in a new way. The mediums and techniques are merely vehicles to achieve my goal which is to express personal feelings toward the essence of the subject and to convey its energy and message. I use my own personal experiences, knowledge, and technical ability combined with descriptive forms, lines, and surfaces to engage and communicate with the viewer.

This is my goal and my mission. I am in this personal journey.

Dan Chen Sculpture, Bronze 24 X 16 X 11 (Interest categories: Bronze, Red, Cock, Sculpture, Sculptures and Accent Pieces, Fine Art, Art Gallery, Dan Chen Artist)

▪ Corporate Collections include;

▪ City of McMinnville, OR.

▪ Columbia Gorge Hotel, OR.

▪ Emporia State University, KS.

▪ Scottsbluff Airport, NE.

▪ Spirit Mountain Casino, OR.

▪ Hawk’s View Golf Club, Lake Geneva, WI.

▪ SA Biosciences, MD.

▪ City of Eugene, OR.

▪ New Hope Christian College, Eugene, OR.

▪ Peace Health of Vancouver, WA.

▪ St. John Hospital breast center, Longview, WA.

▪ New Hope International, Eugene, OR.

▪ Northwest Christian University, Eugene, OR

▪ Naples Botanical Garden, Naples, FL

▪ Chumash Casino Resort, Santa Ynez, CA
Awards of Excellence 2007(painting) Society of Animal Artists

Awards of Excellence 2007(sculpture) Society of Animal Artists

The Patricia Allen Bott Award for Creative Excellence (painting)2008 Society of Animal Artists

The Juror’s Choice Award 2010 (painting) “The Living River” A Juried Exhibit, Jacobs Gallery

The Evelyn and Peter Haller Memorial Award for Sculpture 2010 Society of Animal Artists

Best of Show 2011 (mix-medium) 24th Annual International Exhibition on Animal in Art

Featured Artist 2013 Loveland Sculpture Invitational

Purchase Award 2014 (Sculpture) Coors Western Art Exhibit & Sale

Award of Distinction 2015 (Painting) Emerald Spring Exhibition, National Juried Show

Awards of Excellence 2016 (Sculpture) Society of Animal Artists

Best of Show 2017 (mix-medium) Coors Western Art Exhibition & Sale
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"Moore Art: A Family Affair"

Exhibition, Reception, and Sale

Colorado Springs, CO – Broadmoor Galleries is excited to announce ” Moore Art: A Family Affair,” a special exhibition featuring the works of American impressionist painter Robert Moore and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. The exhibition will open on May, 18, 2023, and run through June 8th, 2023, at Broadmoor Galleries located at The Broadmoor, 1 Lake Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO 80906.

WHAT:    Moore Art: A Family Affair

WHO:      Featuring:
                 Robert Moore, Anna Moore, and Robbie Moore


WHEN:    Thursday, May 18th, from 4-8PM


WHERE:  Broadmoor Galleries at the Broadmoor Hotel
                  1 Lake Circle
                  Colorado Springs CO 80906
                  (719)577-5744
                  https://broadmoorgalleries.com/events/

 

Broadmoor Galleries in Colorado Springs is proud to present “Moore Art: A Family Affair,” an exhibition that showcases the unique artistic styles of American impressionist artist Robert Moore, and his two children, Anna, and Robbie Moore. Robert, who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, has established himself as a prominent figure in the art world, and his children have followed in his footsteps.

Robert Moore, a celebrated American painter who is colorblind and paints with both hands simultaneously, is known for his signature landscapes, cityscapes, and portraits. The exhibition will showcase a range of Moore’s works alongside those of his talented children.

“Moore Art: A Family Affair” is a unique opportunity to experience the work of three incredibly talented artists from the same family,” said Broadmoor Galleries director, Jamie Oberloh. “Robert Moore’s impressionistic style is a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and his children Anna and Robbie are following in his footsteps with their own unique styles and techniques.”

Robert Moore’s artistic achievements are all the more remarkable given that he is colorblind. Despite this, he has become known for his ability to create vivid and striking color palettes in his paintings. He has also developed a unique technique of painting with both hands simultaneously, which allows him to create intricate details and textures in his works.

Moore’s use of both hands to paint has been compared to the way a pianist uses both hands to play a complex piece of music. This technique requires a great deal of focus and coordination, and it has become one of Moore’s signature methods.

Moore’s colorblindness has also influenced his work in other ways. He has said that he is drawn to painting landscapes because he is able to see the world in shades of green, which he can differentiate more easily than other colors. This has led him to develop a deep appreciation for the beauty of nature and the environment.

Despite his colorblindness and unique painting technique, Robert Moore has become one of America’s most beloved impressionist painters. His works continue to inspire and captivate viewers, and his contributions to American art are truly remarkable.

Anna Moore, a professional artist in her own right, draws inspiration from her father’s work and her surroundings, using her skillful brushstrokes to capture the essence of nature in her landscapes. She works in a variety of media, including oil painting, watercolor, and printmaking. Her work is inspired by the natural beauty of the American West and the people and places that inhabit it.  

Robbie Moore, who recently graduated with a Finance degree from the University of Arkansas, has always had a passion for art and the natural world. He has developed his skills in drawing, gouache, watercolor, and oil painting, and his work has been featured in a company calendar commissioned by his employer. With his father’s legacy of developing artists and a lineage of artists in his family, Robbie’s future aspiration is to make the most out of his upbringing and create a name for himself in the art world.

“We are thrilled to have the opportunity to showcase the work of three incredibly talented artists,” said Broadmoor Galleries’ director, Jamie Oberloh. “The combination of Robert’s impressionistic paintings with Anna and Robbie’s unique styles and mediums creates a truly exceptional exhibition that will delight and inspire our visitors. Their paintings are a true representation of the beauty and diversity of America, and we are honored to share the work with our community.”

The exhibition will be open to the public from May 18th, 2023, through June 8th, 2023, and will feature a special reception on May 18th, 2023, from 4-8 pm, where visitors can meet the artists and enjoy light refreshments. All works in the exhibition will be available for sale.

Recommended Supplies

  • Oil paints
    • Alizarin Crimson
    • Cadmium Orange
    • Cadmium Yellow Medium
    • Viridian Green
    • Ultramarine Blue
    • Quinacridone Violet
    • Burnt sienna
    • Yellow ochre
    • Paynes Grey
    • White
  • Filbert brushes – #4, #8, and #12
  • Palette knives – 3” teardrop shape (if you want to paint with knives)
  • Razor scraper
  • Easel or Pochade box
  • 5 larger (12×16 up) canvases, canvas boards (or masonite boards)
  • 10 Small (8×10 – 11×14) Boards for Quick Studies
  • Odorless Thinner-Turpentine
  • Paper Towels
  • Plastic Trash Bags
  • Drop Cloth
  • Apron and/or clothes suitable for painting

 

Optional Supplies

  • Carrier for wet paintings
  • Photos for subject reference

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