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DAN REMMEL North Palm Beach, FL | (561) 385-6369 danremmel@gmail.com | www.danremmelartist.com

INTERNATIONAL ARTIST MAGAZINE AWARD WINNER

Monumental scenes

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at formal art schools, Remmel finds he has a solid foundation from which to work. “I work primarily from my own photographs. Sometimes I’ll do a sketch on site, but not a lot because I’m usually not in any place for very long,” he says. “I think it’s important to capture a scene at the right time of day. It makes a lot of difference. Usually [I paint] early morning light or the late afternoon. As far as scenes, whatever I consider beauty is what I like to paint.” Among the artist’s works is Iguassu Morning, which is his first painting of Iguassu Falls in South America. “I like the tiered effect of the water,” he explains. “Counterintuitively the falls actually become smaller as they

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advance toward the foreground.” Remmel also paints interior scenes, such as the work Café in Trieste. “It harkens back to M.C. Escher in the reflections in the mirrored bar,” the artist says. He adds that the composition was derived from the combination of three photographs he took, noting, “The James Joyce Café is a cool place to hang out. I try to keep my paintings fresh looking, so once they reach a certain level of technical competence I stop painting and call them finished.” Remmel was the Third Prize Winner of International Artist magazine’s Challenge No. 95, Seascapes, Rivers & Lakes.

1 Dan Remmel in his studio. 2 Iguassu Morning, acrylic, 60 x 40" 3 Café in Trieste, acrylic, 24 x 72"

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lorida-based realist painter Dan Remmel is recognized for his highly detailed landscape and neon sign paintings. His neon sign works are photorealistic while he describes his landscape pieces as a bit more intuitive and stylized. The latter artwork relates to his travels abroad to locations across Europe and South America. “They’re all kind of monumental scenes,” he says. “I’ve always been drawn to the immense. I like Hudson River School painters…They were painting large vistas.” Remmel’s painting, he explains, is rooted in Old Master techniques but updated for acrylics. Having done a lot of illustrations and work as a muralist, as well as training

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