Simpson Gallagher Gallery


November Hangout

by Dan Young
10 x 12  inches
Acrylics

Dan Young

Dan Young

When Dan Young took his fly rod and backpack into the high country while growing up in Colorado, his angling success came from learning to read lakes and streams with a fisherman's eye, and to cast and retrieve a line so as to present the lure as part of the natural environment. Little did he know, during those early years, that he would return to Colorado years later-again reading nature, but this time trying to replicate it with easel, oil paint, and the eye of an artist. Young was born in Denver and grew up in western Colorado. He attended Colorado Institute of Art, hoping to find direction. After graduation, he moved to Dallas in order to pursue a career in commercial art. Even with a successful illustration career, the landscape was always calling him back. In 1989 he returned to Colorado to begin painting full time. Over the years, Young has mastered the techniques of painting on location to become one of Colorado's premier landscape artists.



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