Today we’d like to introduce you to Dan Litzinger.
Dan, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
Growing up, I dreamed of becoming a daily newspaper comic strip illustrator. I drew comics about my friends and I was the cartoonist for my high school paper in Roswell, Georgia. I studied sequential art at Savannah College of Art and Design, where I also discovered a love for painting. I ultimately majored in Film and Video, moved to Southern California and became a film and television editor for about a decade now. For the last few years I have combined all these passions and I paint comic book style images from film and television.
We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
Most of my work is large format acrylic painting. Usually I’m just trying to make the viewer smile. I do prioritize charity shows so if the art itself doesn’t have a deep message I can at least use it to do some good for organizations I believe in like Planned Parenthood, ACLU, and others.
Artists face many challenges, but what do you feel is the most pressing among them?
I’m very lucky that I love my television editing job and so I don’t rely on painting for a living. My advice would be to put all your energy into doing what you love and then success will follow you. You will attract others who are also working hard. Sincerely help everyone around you who is working toward the same goal and you will be rewarded for that by opportunities. Say yes to every opportunity until eventually you can start saying no and curate your own life.
Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
You can always find my art at danlitzingerfineart.com. I’m the resident artist at Cross Roads Escape Games in Anaheim, so I always have work there. I frequently contribute to group art shows around SoCal at places such as The Dark Art Emporium, Gallery1988, SugarMynt Gallery and in September I’m very happy to have a piece at Corey Helford Gallery. For the past four years I’ve been an exhibitor at Monsterpalooza and having a blast. If you see me at an event, definitely say hi. Other ways to support my work would be to share on social media and ask for me at your favorite gallery.
- Website: Danlitzingerfineart.com
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Instagram: @danlitzingerfineart
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