Artist Danny Griego

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I’ve called San Diego my home for nearly 25 years.  Honestly, there is no other place I would rather live.  Aside from it's beauty and prime location, it's an artist’s playground - especially a plein air artist like myself.  Unlike my home state of Colorado, here I can go out and paint unimpeded by rain and snow almost any day of the year.So how did this Midwest guy end up in San Diego?I was born and raised in Greeley, Colorado. In 1991 I received my BA in theatrical scene design and scenic art from the University of Northern Colorado.  I worked about 23 years in the world of theater as a scenic artist, ten of those years as the charge artist at the Old Globe Theater located in Balboa Park, which is what brought me to San Diego.As a lead scenic artist I painted and sculpted scenery for the stage, planning and executing large canvas drops and set pieces as background elements for musicals, comedies and dramas. As the lead artist on these productions I was required to have the skills to do any style of painting from any period in history; have a working knowledge of all the materials, tools, and products involved in prepping, texturing and painting large sets in a minimal amount of time; have fluent skills in color matching, faux finishing, carving, and tromp l’oeil; and managing a crew of craftsmen and women.Designers and directors tapped into my skill to help them realize their visions for theatrical productions. There were hundreds of shows over the years, many of which were world premiers that went on to Broadway.Working in theater was a lot of hard work and fun, but I had this thing called the "art bug”. It’s been with me since I was a [...]

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