I considered myself honored to be friends with professional artist, Dan Angeles, who allows the opportunity to see some of his work before they are publicly unveiled at an art exhibit. One reason I cherish this privilege is because this was something my sister, Kathi, used to do. After she passed, Dan allowed me the opportunity of these special previews.
I can hardly begin to express my admiration when I view these pieces. I have yet to find any of his work not to my liking. In every new exhibit, there are pieces that move me to tears. I see my past and my family in his art. I see promise, comfort, friendship and inspiration as well. I see a gift that will one day be the topic of discussion wherever art is being taught.
In Dan’s own words, he said about his latest work:
I compiled the new body of work into a video for you to view, if you would like. I paired my paintings with the beautiful song “Titanium” performed by Madilyn Bailey, which for me speaks to the way I constantly battle my own insecurities and doubts about my work or ideas. It also explains how I face these fears head on and overcome them. The actual work itself is all about accepting change in all of it’s many forms while growing and moving forward in life, with them. I hope that you enjoy the work and the experience of viewing it with song.
I encourage all of you to view this video. I was very moved when I first saw it. I will be turning 44 in just a few weeks. I have vowed on my 50th birthday to own one of Dan’s paintings.
Dan and I often joke how we are constantly making each other cry; good tears, mind you. We have never officially met, didn’t grow up in the same geographical area, but we have shared similarities, have uncanny ties to certain pieces of his work and we shared a love for my sister that will bind us for all times.
My goal is have to have Dan showcased in San Francisco. Besides sharing his work, in person, on the West Coast, I would actually be able to attend his exhibit, and meet my talented friend in person.
Please feel free to share this video. I’d love to hear your feedback after watching it. If you would like to check out more of Dan’s work, please visit artbydangles.