Daniel Coston’s “Arkansas, As Is” opened March 20th at Cantrell Gallery in Little Rock, Arkansas, and will continue through May 9th, 2015.Â Cantrell Gallery is… Read More »“Arkansas, As Is” Exhibition Now Open at Cantrell Gallery
Note: This is the first in a series of posts from Daniel on the topic of “Why I paint the Arkansas Landscape.” In this first post, he writes about the influence of the Mississippi River on his work.
I came back to southeastern Arkansas in 1981 and soon got settled in Dermott. After getting organized at the high school there, I was soon drawing what I saw around me which was the Delta. The Mississippi Delta, that is. I could feel that river for the first time in my life. And that’s kind of odd since Monticello, my hometown, was only 30 miles further west. But Monticello was in the hills and Dermott had been flooded in the ’27 Flood. In the 80’s, I remember watching thunderheads boiling up over the river…just a few miles east.
November has been a super busy month for the art studio here; Daniel’s been busy working on commissions and new paintings for 2015 shows. So yesterday we decided to take a break and go visit the new show at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art – State of the Art. You know, breathe in a little new art inspiration!
Over the years, Daniel has painted many of the wonderful and historic churches dotted throughout the southern part of Arkansas. We’ve collected some of those… Read More »New Video – Southeast Arkansas Church Paintings
I asked Daniel to share some thoughts on landscape painting, in conjunction with the publication of several of his artworks in the Landscapes issue of… Read More »On Landscape Painting – Remember with Respect