Dan Dickman

Hung Out to Dry 2014 | 10x21 watercolor | 126.14.10
Portrait by: Gene Sasse 2013

A native of Riverside, California, I attended Riverside City College from 1964-1970. There I studied fine arts under O. K. Harry, William Mitchell and Lawrence Cooper. In 1970 the college purchased one of my paintings.

Professor Cooper asked me what I wanted to do with my life. I replied that I wanted to be a painter, and he said "it's time to leave here and go paint."

Carol, my redheaded soulmate/wife and I moved to Owens Valley. We have found one adventure after another. Carol has given me encouragement and support down the path of being an artist. We now reside in the small town of Keeler, California, where I currently maintain a large studio.

In the Owens Valley, I have helped organize workshops for my friends, artists and teachers Bob Eucker and Henry Fukuhara. Henry has opened my mind, eyes and heart to the events of life in a relocation camp at Manzanar.

I would like to express my attitude on art by offering a quote:

"A painting is good not because it looks like something, but rather because it feels like something."

Phil Dyke

© 2014 Inland Empire Museum of Art
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