Instantly I knew I was about to miss something, had I not stopped. It would have been a distinctive structure right in our backyard, painted as a work of art that I would never see? A real artist I came close proximity with, but will never know?
I did not get far with the rumbling regrets churning in my head and quickly turned around at the next bend. Approaching him unassumingly, I quickly struck a friendly conversation. Before long I asked permission to grab my camera from my car to shoot him at work.
Dan Marshall is a plein air artist, someone who would rather abandon the four walls of his studio to capture the moments he intuitively experience, painting and drawing in the landscape.
The morning light was starting to get little harsh, nevertheless I took many shots of his effortless tonal and impressionist strokes on watercolor. Watching him work makes you wonder if ink runs in his veins.
The quotes in larger font used here from Dan’s website as ‘Artist Statement’.