Artist Dalan Wells

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Dalan Wells is an internationally collected and award winning artist originally from upstate New York. Having spent most of his career on the windward side of Oahu Hawaii. The artist and studio are now in Wilmington, Vermont. Being a true "Daily Painter" means subjects can include "Anything that will sit still long enough to be painted". Depending on the day this can lead to: portraits, plein air landscapes, and seascapes to studio still lifes. Classically trained in New York, London, and Hawaii. Paintings are varied in style from impressionistic palette knife work to very detailed contemporary realism. "Getting the golden ticket of becoming a Putney Painter has truly changed my life. I have learned so much from the teachings of Richard Schmid and Nancy Guzik.  In addition I am always grateful for the endless generosity of knowledge and inspiration from my fellow Putney Painters.

A lot more about me:
I would say that primarily I am a lover of landscape painting, particularly plein air/on location. The more years I paint, the more fascinated I am by the power in a simple still-life. Most recently I have resolved to tackle the complicated world of portraiture. Originally from Chicago IL, my life has been pretty much split 50/50 between Rochester NY, and Honolulu HI. With a few years in Boston MA, New Orleans LA, San Diego CA and now Wilmington VT . I grew up playing under my mothers sewing table surrounded by colorful fabrics and craft projects. She was an amazing quilter who never got rich, but showed me how happy you can be doing what you love. My father is among other things a gunsmith who restores antique firearms. He taught me that almost anything can be fixed or figured out. When I felt like I would never be able to paint clouds the way I wanted [...]

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