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Dan Schultz

Dan Schultz began receiving awards for his artwork in national competitions as early as age 17. He graduated with honors from the commercial art program at Pensacola Christian College in Florida where the main focus of his studies was graphic design and illustration, but he soon realized that his true passion was fine art. Drawing inspiration from master artists such as John Singer Sargent, Joaquin Sorolla, Anders Zorn and others, Schultz continued to sharpen his drawing and painting skills at Cottonwood Artists’ School in Colorado Springs, Colorado. His skill was soon recognized by the school and he was asked to become an instructor at Cottonwood, making him the youngest to join the group of nationally-recognized professional artists teaching there. From that point on, the Colorado-based artist has focused on exploring his place in the vast world of fine art through his paintings of figures in the landscape, as well as pure landscape and portraiture. In order to capture the connections that occur between artist, subject and viewer, he often chooses a color scheme that is simple and harmonious, making his paintings sometimes appear to have one overall dominant color. This allows him to express his connection with each work of art he creates, and allows the viewer to experience a direct connection back to him as the artist. Schultz’s work has continued to gain national recognition in a variety of subjects and media. Southwest Art magazine featured his work in its September,

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