Artist Don Dane

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Don Dane has been drawing from an early age and has been especially attracted to western and historical subjects. His art career began after visiting the Western Heritage & Cowboy Hall of Fame in Oklahoma City, OK. It was there he saw first-hand original artwork created by the finest western artist in America. It wasn't until 2002 that Don decided to leave his corporate job behind and focus on being a full time artist.  Dane’s medium ranges from watercolor to oil .  He focuses mainly on western themed subjects but does not limit himself to just that. A self-taught artist, Dane uses reference photographs and sketches taken on location. He may spend days at a time gathering his research material from various locations and events. He especially likes spending time on working cattle ranches. “I find the American cattle ranches provide what I call a one stop shop for everything I look for in authenticity of the contemporary cowboy” says Dane.
Don was one of four artists commissioned by the Kansas State Lotto Commission to create a painting representative of the state's 150th anniversary in 2011. The painting image was then printed onto the Kansas State Lotto second chance scratch-off tickets. The original painting was part of the second chance prize and was awarded to the winning ticket.
 Contact information:    E-mail: [email protected]     Phone 913-829-3422      Web Site:  www.dondane.com
Special Awards 
2021 Southwind Art Gallery, Jane Stevens Annual Watercolor Memorial Competition, 3rd Place.
2020 Images Art Gallery, 16th Annual Juried Art Show, BEST of SHOW
2019  Kansas City Ward Parkway's 1st Annual Mid-Summer Art Show,  1st Place Overall display
2018  Arti Gras Artshow, Leawood, Kansas, Honorable Mention
2015 Windows to the West Art show, Estes Park, CO, 1st Place Water Soluble Award.
2011 Kansas Lotto Commission & Sesquicentennial, Tokea, KS: Purchase Award & Featured Artwork on KS Lotto Scratch Ticket
2010 Amerian Plains Artists 26th Annual Art Show, Lincoln, NB: [...]

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