Born in 1978, the youngest son of acclaimed artist Dan McCaw, Danny was always surrounded by art. Everyone around him was creative and instilled a love for drawing, painting, writing and photography. He would later join his father and brother in the studio, picking up other lessons that would influence his art making. His admiration for traditional art and its discipline has been the foundation for his own art. McCaw creates an ebb and flow between reality and abstraction; he often merges, combines, and layers all these forms of art to build rhythmic compositions.
McCaw favors dark colors that allow for light to work very dramatically on the canvas. “I use a primarily muted palette which really causes a strong use of light,” says McCaw. McCaw also enjoys deconstructing a painting down and starting all over again. “I paint with an emotion, and the viewer sees this. My goal is to reach for the specific feeling of a place, rather than just what it looks like. This is why I spend so many hours working with mood and light, rather than detail.” This process also allows McCaw to create these works in a more spontaneous manner, one that allows for a little more “give and take” in the painting process.” (Meyer East Gallery Interview)
Southwest Art magazine has also profiled Danny as one of the most dynamic emerging artists of his generation. He has exhibited his works in Santa Fe, Hilton Head, Atlanta, Scottsdale, Denver, Palm Desert, Palos Verdes, Seattle, Laguna Beach, Solana Beach, Pasadena and Jackson Hole.