Developing a Personal Style

Over 20 years of drawing daily for tattoo clients has sharpened Dan Marshall’s skills as a draftsman, and studying with renowned artist Joseph Zbukvic has elevated his techniques in watercolor. Influenced by the work of John Singer Sargent, Eugène Galien-Laloue, Édouard Cortès, Luigi Loir, Richard Schmid, and Michael Workman), Marshall continues to experiment and hone his personal style.

plein air painting
“East Texas Beauties” (watercolor on paper, 13 x 18 in.)

Working mainly en plein air has helped the artist to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting. He spoke about his passion for watercolor and plein air in a recent PleinAir Art Podcast with Eric Rhoads.

watercolor plein air painting by Dan Marshall

About Dan Marshall: Born in New Jersey in 1971, reared in Ohio and finishing his education in Connecticut at the Propersi Institute of Art, Marshall is used to adapting to different environs. As a successful tattoo artist, he has been fortunate to extend his travel experiences all over the world.

Dan currently lives in Denver with his wife, Madoka, and French bulldog, Mogu. He works in his own studio gallery and private tattoo space, Atelier 71.

 

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