2014 Realism Art Exhibition – MyArtContest.com
Dan Pyle – West Hollywood, CA
Working exclusively in charcoal, Dan uses a realistic style that mimics photography to the point that his drawings are often mistaken for photos. He loves shadows, contrast, anonymity and using negative space in his compositions. Dan’s gifted eye catches timeless fragments of life in his work—whether it’s the intricate lines of the human hand, the delicate folds of a garment, or a tarnished piece of silver, they are drawn in detailed simplicity.
With virtually no formal training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. His internationally award winning work has been displayed in art shows and galleries in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Pasadena & New York. His clientele now extends to other countries, such as Canada, Malaysia and Germany. His work has been published in many art magazines and books, and over 20 of his drawings are permanently installed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of their impressive art collection.
Dan’s work celebrates his relentless enthusiasm for detail, through a vast collection of subject matter. From muscular figures, to distressed objects from the past, he continues to challenge perfection.