"Art is the highest form of hope"
Being an artist is not only about creating but also about how one feels, sees and interacts with life in a more humane and ethical way. I can’t imagine what it would be like not to create. The joy, angst, excitement, humor, curiosity, fear, laughter, passion, confusion and wisdom I've experienced, has allowed me to live a far richer life.
Nature plays a fundamental role in the work that I do. The relationship between color, movement and texture and the constant interplay between them is the primary inspiration of my work. Whether it's the sky after a thunderstorm in New Mexico, a sunset overlooking the Golden Gate Bridge or the smell of eucalyptus on a hot summers day, it's always telling a story. Nature never lies, it's up to the artist to take those truths and interpret them in an honest and profound way.
Artist’s that have had an influence on me for various reasons would include; Gerhard Richter, Georgia O’Keefe, Howard Hodgkin, Henri Matisse, Franz Marc, Mark Rothko, J.M.W. Turner and Richard Diebenkorn.
Dan Goldberg 2018