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Bio/Artist Statement


 

Daniel Frederick McGibbon b.1954 Seattle, Washington, USA

I remember as a young child being able to draw from what I saw or my imagination. Almost every artist I have met has said they too have been able to draw at a young age. But, I also believe everybody has the ability to create art in some form.

I have an Associates Degree in Graphic Design where I studied many forms of creating art. I also have an Associates Degree in Printing where I studied how to reproduce my artwork. One of the greatest tools for creating and reproducing art is the computer (Mac) which I have been using to create art since 1988. My computer illustrations are created using the graphics program Adobe Illustrator.

I have worked in the art departments of a silk screen shop, sign shop, print shop and as an Instructional Assistant for Graphic Arts. Over the years I have sold my paintings through Galleries, to friends and over the internet internationally. I also have sold illustrations and graphic design for many different clients as a free lance artist.

I like to use oils and watercolors in my paintings and experiment with different ways to create art. I have been experimenting with creating artwork using wood as the canvas and attaching different objects to the wood. I like to sculpt and have created many pieces using different types of stone and wood.

“Creating a great piece of art is an expression of a spontaneous emotional reaction and should inspire some response from the viewer”

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
Spokane Falls C.C., Spokane, WA
A.A.S. Degree in Graphic Design
Certificate in Professional Advertising
Areas of Concentration or Major: Graphic Design
Minor: Fine Art

Highline C.C., Midway, WA
A.A.S Degree in Offset Printing
Areas of Concentration or Major: Offset Printing
Minor: Print Making

TEACHING (or Research) EXPERIENCE
Instructional Assistant, Sea-Tac Occupational Skills Center, Seattle, WA
High School Level Visual Communications Class Room.

Volunteer Art Teacher, Walter Strom Middle School, Cle Elum, WA
Basic Drawing and Portrait Sketch Class Sessions.

Volunteer Art Teacher, Carpenter Memorial Library, Cle Elum, WA
Basic Drawing for Elementary Students.

RELATED EXPERIENCE
Graphic Designer, Designer Decal, Spokane, WA, 1978 – 1980
Design and set up for the silk screen process.

Printer, Highline C.C., Midway, WA, 1988 – 1990
One color Press operator.

Instructional Assistant, Sea-Tac Occupational Skills Center, Seattle, WA , 1990 – 1994
Instruction for Off Set Printing, B & W Photography and Basic Drawing.

Graphic Designer, Sign-A-Rama, Seattle, WA, 1995 - 1997
Design and set up for vinyl signs.

Free Lance Artist, DanStudio, Hometown, WA, 1995 - Present
Graphic Design, Illustration, and Fine Art.

MEMBERSHIPS
Roslyn Artists Guild
PAST ARTWORK SHOWINGS
Spectum Art Gallery, Kent, WA
Burien Art Gallery, Burien, WA
Dragonworks Hair Salon, Cle Elum, WA
Pioneer Coffee Shop, Cle Elum, WA
Smith Exhibits, Roslyn, WA

CURRENT ARTWORK SHOWINGS
The Art of Romance Art Gallery, Eureka Springs, AR