Dan Looney, Fine Art Professional and Artist Entrepreneur, 40 year career. Watercolor, acrylics, Collage. Meridian Idaho, 208.871.2414; email@example.com. Also Dan Looney Art on Facebook.
Original paintings, art prints, decoupaged prints on canvas. Dan is always available to discuss upcoming events and original commissioned artwork.
“On November 8, 2018, I received a Special Commendation for Fine Art and Artistic Entrepreneurship from the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
This was a great & humbling honor to be chosen as one of approximately 90 who have received a Governor’s Award in the individual performing or visual arts category over the past 50 years and be included with the likes of John Killmaster, Fred Ochi, Bruce Willis, Gene Harris, and John Takehara among the names in Idaho Arts.
Thank you for your kindness and support, and thanks to my wife Julie without whose tireless efforts this Award would not have been possible!
Please stay tuned next year for the date and time of a celebration party entitled “I Paint Idaho.”
May 10, 2018, Zion’s Bank Artists’ Reception for the Bank’s VIP and Private Clients, Boise Idaho
February 21, 2018, Former Idaho Governor C.L. Butch Otter, former Idaho Governor Phil Batt, Julie Looney, Dan Looney, former Idaho Governor Jim Risch, former Idaho Governor Dirk Kempthorne
Dan Looney Art
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Dan’s quest and passion for painting has resulted in a career of over 40 years and about 4000 works of art. He is always striving to grow, learn and experiment with new techniques, styles and mediums as an artist.
His process of painting usually starts free-form or with a design in pencil, then continues with big washes in watercolor or mixed media which includes watercolor, acrylics, oils, gouache, torn paper collage, pen and ink on heavy rag watercolor paper and canvas. This forms a cohesive background on which he adds details, other colors and textures.
Intense observation, memory and imagination combined with photographs and sketches fuel his creative process for creating landscapes, cityscapes, contemporary images, plus a wide variety of other subjects. Light, atmospheric changes and the “personality” of the subject inspire his emotion and excitement for the finished work. His goal is a painting that is detailed and energetic and “sings” to the viewer.”
Dan Looney Art is on display at 44 Degrees North gift shop in beautiful downtown McCall Idaho, and at Idaho City Trading Post in historic Idaho City, Idaho.
Dan Looney’s merit as a 2018 Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts nominee, is demonstrated in the donations of, since 1975, his time, talents, and artwork of approximately $225,000, to notable corporations, foundations and universities, former President Bill Clinton, Pope Francis (the Vatican), Reverend Billy Graham, former Governor Dirk Kempthorne and former Oregon Governor John A. Kitzhaber.
Dan was the first president of the Idaho Watercolor Society and a current member. He is a member of the Idaho Centennial Art Group and of the Nampa Art Guild. He was a chairman for the Boise Centennial. He was featured in Boise Magazine where he was twice named Boise’s Favorite Artist.
Dan is listed in the Marquis Publications of Who’s Who in America 2008-2014, 2016, 2018; Who’s Who in American Art 2008, 2010-2014, 2016; Who’s Who in the West 2010-2015; Who’s Who in the World 2009-2018; Who’s Who Lifetime Achievement 2018; Who’s Who in Business and Finance, 2018.
In the 1970s, he received two Idaho Biennial Awards from the Boise Museum of Art and a Merit Award from the Idaho Watercolor Society.
In 1988, Boise Mayor Dirk Kempthorne, during a trip to Europe, presented Dan’s paintings as gifts to the Mayors of Brighton and London, England, and Paris, France.
In 1999, Dan and his wife, Julie, published a book of his art entitled ARTWORKS.
From 2000 to 2008, at his retail art gallery and studio in McCall, his artwork was purchased by visitors from all fifty states and around the world.
In 2008 and 2010, Dan was nominated for the Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
In 2015, he received the Founder’s Favorite Award from the Art Guild of Magic Valley, during the Art and Soul of the Magic Valley, Twin Falls.
In 2018, Dan was elected to serve on the Board of the Capital City Public Market.
In 2018, Dan’s artwork was chosen for the Idaho Watercolor Society Artist Exhibit and Traveling Show.
In 2018, Dan was nominated for the Idaho Bureau of Land Management’s Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Artist in Residence program which promotes the beauty of public lands.
In 2018, Dan was nominated for the Idaho Esto Perpetua Award for significant contributions to the preservation of Idaho’s history through professional accomplishment and philanthropy.
In 2018, Dan was nominated for two awards from the University of Idaho – the Alumni Hall of Fame Award and the Silver and Gold Award.
In 2018, Dan’s artwork will showcase at Capital City Public Market, Art in the Park, Art & Roses.
In 2018, Dan received a Special Commendation for Artist Entrepreneur, Idaho Governor’s Award for Excellence in the Arts.
Dan Looney displays his artwork at Capital City Public Market (Saturday Market), downtown Boise Idaho, as well as at outdoor events and art shows including Art & Roses held in June at Julia Davis Park, Boise Idaho and Boise’s Art in the Park held in September.