Highly acclaimed American Expressionist Dan McCaw was raised in the mining town of Butte, Montana, where he began sketching and drawing at an early age. While his sensitive figural work is deeply rooted in the romantic impressionist tradition, recent years have seen him moving toward a more individual expressionist tradition. A skilled and discerning interpreter of color harmonies, light and mood, the core of McCaw’s work is based on expressing feeling and emotions with the fewest elements, that less is more. “My primary interest lies in going beyond the technique in order to interpret the subject in different ways and expand on that interpretation to make a personal statement. Creativity lies in uncertainty because your solution can be anything! “(Gallery 1261 Interview).
McCaw has been the subject of feature articles in Art Voices South (1979), Southwest Art (1983, 1993 and 2011), Western Art Digest (1985), International Fine Art Collector (1992) and Island Scene Magazine (1996). Most recently, Dan completed a book entitled “A Proven Strategy for Creating Great Art” (2002). His work may be found in many national and international, private and corporate collections.