Please join us on Friday, November 2nd from 6-8 pm at Cantrell Gallery for the opening reception of my new show “The Passage of Time”. It’s free and open to the public, come and join us and see my latest works – I’d love to visit with you there! The show will be on display until December 22nd.
I’m happy to report that from mid-June through mid-September, you can see several of my paintings in Northwest Arkansas! I’m showing several paintings through a program that my local art league (Artists of Northwest Arkansas) started this year. It’s called “Art in Professional Spaces” and it’s a great way for local businesses to show works from local artists. This summer, I’m showing works at 2 locations, Bolt NWA in Bentonville, and Harding University in Rogers, Arkansas. If you are in the area, stop by and check out these works, hope you enjoy them! Hanging artwork at Harding University Works currently at Bolt NWA
Contemporary painter Daniel Coston’s ARKANSAS: FROM THE TOPS TO THE BOTTOMS opens May 12th at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and continues through July 1, 2017. The opening night reception for the exhibition will be on Friday, May 12, 6-8:00. Please join us! It will be a great opportunity to visit with the artist while viewing his works. If you can’t make it that evening, the show will continue through July 1. Cantrell Gallery is located at 8208 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR. Gallery hours are Monday – Saturday, 10-5:00. Call (501) 224-1335 for questions or directions. See the full exhibit here! Artist Statement, Arkansas: From the Tops to the Bottoms “Every year as I work on a new collection of paintings, I try to visually depict my home state – a personal and visual “state of the state”, if you will. In years past, I’ve seen the paintings as representing a horizontal trip around Arkansas, as I search for striking scenes. I’ve been making the trip from the hilltops of Northwest Arkansas to the Delta flatlands and back again for nearly three decades and the landscape continues to inspire me. Recently I have grown more aware of the […]
Monticello, Arkansas, my hometown, has two children’s’ homes. The Presbyterian Home is on the southwest part of town and as a child, I passed it many times headed to Green Hill to visit my Mom’s parents. The Baptist Home is on the north edge of Monticello. I knew many kids from both and saw them daily at school or athletic practices. About two years ago, Jerry Morrow, who grew up at the Baptist Home, called and asked if I could do a painting of it, showing all of the main buildings that people would remember from the 1950’s to the ’70’s or so. I said I thought I could manage it if he had enough photos that would allow me to piece all the buildings together. The boys’ and girls’ dormitories had been torn down since then and they were the most recognizable buildings beside the main or administrative building. Unfortunately at the time he called, I was about to have shoulder surgery so I couldn’t really get started for about three months. And even then my right arm was not very strong. Eventually I began drawing the Administrative building in the center and started working my way out on […]
A long time ago, a couple of guys from Stuttgart, Arkansas traveled south to Drew County looking for a prairie to grow rice. They found just what they needed, bought some land and found water enough to start a farm. They were the first rice farmers in Drew County. This was the mid-1940s. In the early 1980’s, Monticello native Richard Reinhart commissioned me to do a painting of him standing on the edge of his rice field watching a storm brewing off in the southeast. Rice farmers have to watch storms because they can drop too much water on the fields and damage the system of levees, creating a serious problem. I was only too happy to do that for him mainly because it was such a good idea for a painting of life in my home area. I was really proud of that painting. Richard and his wife, Eddye Ann, have purchased my work occasionally and at the end of one recent commission they showed me an amazing photograph of a work crew on Richard’s father’s rice farm. There were 10 workers standing in a line. One of the two older men was holding Richard when he was a […]
Artsy Shark has a fantastic profile of my work this week, please check it out! What makes a place special, unique, memorable? The concept of “sense of place” is one that I’ve explored through my paintings throughout my entire career, while focusing on themes like isolation, abandonment, and decay. You can view my work at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, or on my website. If you’d like to inquire about a work or discuss a commission, please contact me!