Riding New Waves

Categories: 2024 May-June Issue, Keys, Daniel, Landscape, Oil, Pastel, and Still Life.

Daniel Keys is successful, inspired—and inspiring. He’s earned prestigious awards for his paintings, which are included in collections throughout the world, and is inspired by the beauty around him. He’s also generous, giving back through two programs he developed to encourage young artists: the Sierra Art Group and the Palette Project. He got the idea for both programs while painting with the late master artist Richard Schmid, who had formed the Putney Painters on the East Coast.

“I wanted to replicate that, so I started the Sierra Art Group,” Keys says, adding that the group paints together at A Sense of Place, an art gallery near his home outside Fresno, California. “We get together every Saturday; it’s my favorite day of the week. There are about 12 of us, artists of different skill levels. There’s something special about being with other artists and working side by side with them.”

Keys is also in the twelfth year of teaching at the Scottsdale Artists’ School in Scottsdale, Arizona, through the Palette Project. “I’ve been teaching at the Scottsdale Artists’ School a couple times a year since about 2010,” he says.

Read the full article in the May/June 2024 issue.

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