Painter | Lecturer | Author

A full-time artist since 1996, Dan Bartges paints primarily in oils.  His landscapes and still lifes have been featured in national exhibitions and several publications. His work has been acquired by private collectors and Fortune 500 companies including Media General, Markel, Owens & Minor, Lockheed Martin, MarriottBank One, and Ferguson.

Prior to painting full time, Dan's career included editorial writing/cartoonist, Sr. VP for a major ad agency, authoring three books (one on painting and two on sports), and a year as a deckhand on foreign cargo ships.

He holds a B. A. degree from Hampden-Sydney College, M. A. from the University of Richmond and has studied under several prominent artists at the Modlin School of Art (U. of Richmond) and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts’ Studio School.  He has lectured on color harmony in artwork at the Smithsonian's American Art Museum, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and other venues.  A native of Florida, he lives inVirginia with his family.  When not painting, Dan enjoys playing tennis, squash, bicycling and classic movies.

You can get his book Color Is Everything: Master the Use of Color in Oils, Acrylics or Watercolors on Amazon now!