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Lawrence Danecke 

Larence Danecke

Artist Statement 

Years of drawing and painting alongside my artist father instilled in me a fascination with realistically depicting form that endures to this day.  In addition, having the good fortune at an early age to experience the ineffable but undeniable connection between artist and an appreciative viewer hooked me for life.

My particular artistic intention involves discovering everyday experiences that, when painted in an extraordinary manner, broaden the perceptions of the viewer and heighten the impact of an ordinary moment.  Watercolor specifically allows me to go beyond shedding light and clarity on the subject.  It’s almost magical transparency helps the subject’s own glowing light and intensity emanate from within the painting itself.

Approaching each new work is always an exciting challenge.  Keeping focused and finishing a painting expeditiously minimizes the risk of the piece losing its energy.  As a result, the time dedicated to thoroughly detailing a subject can become somewhat lonely.  That is until, as the painting comes to life, my voice is accompanied by its voice.  And when the resulting harmony commands the viewers’ attention and holds their interest I consider my job well done.

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