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Daniel McClendon: Asheville Fine Artist

Daniel McClendon’s paintings depict animals as totems, expressions of our own place in the cosmos. Combining his love of illustration, line work, and graphic styles, Daniel begins his process with black and white forms and then progresses to add color as the piece takes on life as an abstract animal. Daniel paints each animal instinctually, compelled by the desire to capture the elusiveness and chaos of life’s origins. 

You can find Daniel and his latest pieces on display at The Lift Studios, his studio space in Asheville’s River Arts District. Stop by, explore, and enjoy the menagerie.


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See a painting progress from a black-and-white base to a vibrant animal come to life.