2307 Timberland Rd., Ames
If you feel like Daniel Marks’ art really pops, that’s because it does— right off the canvas.
Daniel is a 1991 graduate of Columbia College, in Columbia Missouri. He was a dual major in drawing and painting and has been painting professionally for over 25 years.
The subjects painted by Daniel are varied, but some of the most popular are buildings. He feels that buildings are portraits of our urban and suburban landscapes and – despite being inanimate objects – contain endless personality, humor, and stories waiting to be told through his art.
Acrylics on canvas are Daniel’s media of choice, worked into a Van Gogh-esque style of swirling skies and exaggerated colors. He creates both two-dimensional and three-dimensional paintings. The three-dimensional works are constructed of materials including plastic, nylon, wire, Styrofoam, and aluminum in order for them to rise off the canvas, creating a uniquely animated viewing experience.
Daniel exhibits his work in both solo and group shows at various venues and private locations throughout the country.
Be sure to visit Daniel in his studio during the Ames Area Studio Tour Oct. 10 (10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) and Oct. 11 (noon – 4 p.m). You can also view Daniel’s work or send him an email through his website at www.danielmarksart.com.