Daniel Gonzalez


“Born in Arizona, I spent most of my adolescence on a ranch in Double Adobe near the US/Mexico border. My father’s job as a rancher and conservationist took my family from Virginia to California and places in between. The time I spent on the Navajo Reservation as a boy left a strong impression and is often a source of inspiration for my work. I enjoyed drawing as long as I can remember. I now work predominantly as an oil painter, but I still like to explore other mediums like gouache, pastel, and clay.
I enjoy teaching art and have taught all ages and many different mediums. I also continue to further hone my own skills taking classes when I can. Art is my passion. It is the way I live my life and how I see the world. I currently work in three main genres: Western, Figurative/Classical Portraiture, and a contemporary style of Mexican folk art. Often my artwork is narrative in style – depicting people and places that I know – other times the narrative takes on a more dream-like form.”
C.M. Russell Art Auction – Invited artist—2021, 2022
Pastel Society Of Southern California— 2020, 2021
Art Renewal Center– Finalist—2019
Art Renewal Center– Semi Finalist — 2021
U.S. Pentagon Art Gallery, commissioned portrait—2021
Barrio Art Show – Invited Artist–2019,2020
Summer Art Fest, invited artist – 2020, 2021, 2022 (Best of Show)
Mountain Oyster Club Juried Art Show – 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2019,2020
Loteria Art Show-Invited Artist – 2018
Au Natural Juried Art Show – 2017
Gage Academy Art Show – 2017
TSUGA Gallery Protest Art Show– 2017
Friends of Western Art Scholarship – 2003, 2004, 2005

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