“Arkansas Weather Report” Exhibition – Now Open at Cantrell Gallery

Daniel Coston’s “Arkansas Weather Report” opened March 7th at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and will continue through  closed April 26th.  Cantrell Gallery is located at 8206 Cantrell Road, Little Rock, AR. Gallery hours are Monday ”“ Saturday, 10-5:00.  Call (501) 224-1335 for questions or directions. Though most of the paintings have sold, you can click here to view the web gallery for the exhibition. Daniel has several additional works at Cantrell Gallery still available! Artist Statement “It is a cliché that if you don’t like the weather in Arkansas, just wait until tomorrow because it will change. In this show, the weather will change when you step to the next painting. “Arkansas Weather Report” reflects the natural variability from day-to-day, hour-to-hour, painting-by-painting. As an artist, I record southeastern Arkansas through my landscapes. Quite often the scene emphasizes the architecture found throughout the region. Seemingly, that gives the paintings a historical aspect; however my intent is to convey the region as it exists in the present. The paintings in “Arkansas Weather Report” represent a subtle shift from the scenes of my previous exhibitions even though the subject matter is much the same. I started these paintings in 2013 and […]

Coy’s Castle Acquired by The Arts and Sciences Center for Southeast Arkansas

Great News! We are pleased to announce that Daniel’s painting ‘Coy’s Castle’ was acquired for the Permanent Collection by The Arts & Science Center for Southeast Arkansas as part of the 2013 Rosenzweig Biennial!! From the press release announcing the purchase: “The landscape painting depicts gin operation buildings, a tower, and silos of the Coy Gin Co. of Coy, Arkansas, located approximately 30 miles northeast of Pine Bluff. The work preserves an iconic and pervasive scene in the Delta landscape that is disappearing rapidly; indeed, since the work’s creation, much of the gin depicted has been since demolished. Inspired by the form and prominence of the tower and connected silos, Coston was reminded of an Albrecht Durer watercolor of a modest European castle, hence the title, Coy’s Castle.”
Nov 18

Pen & Ink Drawings at Northwest Arkansas Community College

Daniel’s show “Blended” opened November 4th at the Northwest Arkansas Community College (NWACC) in Bentonville, AR. It’s a series of pen-and-ink drawings from the Devil’s Den park area. Go check out the show! Here are the details for “Blended”: Location: Peterson Auditorium, Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development, NWACC Campus. http://goo.gl/maps/5b6EO Dates: November 4 – December 30  

2013 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition

We have exciting news to share! Daniel had two acrylic paintings selected for the 2013 Irene Rosenzweig Biennial Exhibition in Pine Bluff, Arkansas, at the Arts & Science Center. The show opens on November 14 and will run until December 30th. His two paintings – Coy’s Castle and Bouquet of Pipes will both be on display in the ASC’s gallery. Coy’s Castle depicts an old cotton gin in Coy, AR, east of England  and just south of Highway 165. Like most of Daniel’s work, it’s an acrylic painting on a masonite board. It is 16 by 34 inches, and was completed in 2011. Bouquet of Pipes is a painting of a gin in Altheimer, AR northeast of Pine Bluff across the Arkansas River. It is also an acrylic painting on a masonite board. It is 12 by 36 inches, and was completed in 2013.              
Jun 01

New Delaware Beach Paintings

Starting to Rust   Fighting the Wind   Rolling In

Inspiration and Memories from Eastern Arkansas

Welcome to the first of a series (hopefully) of posts presenting different perspectives of one of Daniel’s recent paintings. This inaugural post is a family collaboration! The painting discussed is “Downtown Weiner” and the perspectives are from Daniel and my dad, Thomas Darter, who grew up in nearby Fisher, AR. Their writings give insight into the process and inspiration for the painting, and a historical glimpse of rice country life.  If you enjoy the post, please let us know! If you like the painting, you can see it on display until April 27th at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, AR.