Danny Starr first discovered his passion for painting while obtaining a Graphic Design and History degree from Fort Lewis. In 2015, he completed the Drawing Program at the Angel Academy of Art in Florence, Italy. Now a Denver based artist, Danny has been showing and exhibiting art around the country from California to Massachusetts and recently had his first solo art show at the Artwork Network Gallery in Denver, Colorado.
His work often combines a classical technique with modern style. His range of mediums is diverse, often creating realistic oil paintings and stylistic ink drawings within the same bodies of work. With a clever eye, he is able to produce a harmony between the natural and conceptual, creating works that are vulnerable and honest.
I have a fascination with the human form and subject matter of the human condition. We are all shaped by so many things: our thoughts, culture, and history. This all becomes visible to the viewer, leaving the subjects in the paintings vulnerable but honest and strong. My paintings come from personal experience – a reflection of where I am and what I am having to teach myself as I develop as an artist and person.
I work in a multitude of styles from classical oil painting to stylistic inks and watercolors. I love being able to work in various styles and mediums because it allows me to take on my mission from different angles. What is beautiful to one is different from another.