Check out Daniel’s entry to ArtFields in Lake City, SC from April 19th-28th.
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ARTIST: DANIEL MCCLENDON
LOCATION: ASHEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA
McClendon is a life-long artist and painter, formally educated at Western Michigan University. After graduating, he and his wife moved to Asheville, NC, which is where he began painting full time. But, by the early part of 2011 he realized he had lost all enjoyment in painting realism—his life’s work and focus of his training—and decided to abandon his professional art career unless he could develop a rewarding form of artistic expression. Fortunately, that’s exactly what happened. On March 21st, 2011 at 3:59 A.M. he got out of bed and put pen to paper to record the outline for what has become his distinct style of painting.
The work (which still defies a label) was unlike anything he had ever done. It is an abstracted patchwork representation of all the skills, techniques, and concepts he values. In a relative short period of time he has been incredibly prolific and managed to grab the attention of notable collectors as well as everyday art lovers.
Daniel continues to happily paint in his 5,000 sq ft studio in Asheville, NC.