Photograph of Artist DANIEL WEND
DANIEL WEND
Des Moines, WashingtonPacific Northwest - United States



Original Artworks (6)

Daniel Wend; The Arrival, 2014, Original Painting Acrylic, 36 x 24 inches. Artwork description: 241  Ambiguous forms traveling through, or into the atmosphere. ...
Daniel Wend
Original Acrylic Painting, 2014
36 x 24 inches (91.4 x 61.0 cm)
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Daniel Wend; Perpetua, 2008, Original Pastel Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Elemental work suggesting the motion of molecules or the cosmos, inner or outer spaces. ...
Daniel Wend
Original Oil Pastel, 2008
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Daniel Wend; Transendence, 2008, Original Pastel Oil, 14 x 18 inches. Artwork description: 241  The forces of the universe and their effects on our lives are hard, or impossible to comprehend on such a massive scale. We are at the mercy of the unblinking eye of the cosmos, indifferent to our ponderings and musings.  ...
Daniel Wend
Original Oil Pastel, 2008
14 x 18 inches (35.6 x 45.7 cm)
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Daniel Wend; Manifestation, 2008, Original Pastel Oil, 14 x 10 inches. Artwork description: 241  The threshold between our unformed and imagined fears, and those that are palpable is sometimes blurred in our minds. That which seems intangible may become all too real, while what seems real becomes increasingly abstract.  ...
Daniel Wend
Original Oil Pastel, 2008
14 x 10 inches (35.6 x 25.4 cm)
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Daniel Wend; Presence, 2008, Original Pastel Oil, 17 x 11.5 inches. Artwork description: 241  We all go about our lives, living day to day, wondering in quiet moments who and what we are, and what's really out there.  It may be closer than we think - quite near, but just out of view.  ...
Daniel Wend
Original Oil Pastel, 2008
17 x 11.5 inches (43.2 x 29.2 cm)
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Daniel Wend; Sprites Ascending, 2008, Original Pastel Oil, 16 x 20 inches. Artwork description: 241  Sprites are the high altitude fountain- like, high- energy discharges that are made by thunderstorms, and only visible from space. Discovered and first observed about a dozen years ago, the nature of the phenomenon is not yet fully understood.  ...
Daniel Wend
Original Oil Pastel, 2008
16 x 20 inches (40.6 x 50.8 cm)
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Artist Statement

In my work, I've drawn from nature in visceral ways to explore my connection to the natural world. Art is yet another way of discovering new vistas and learning new things about places familiar.

Much of my current work is done in oil pastel, which I prefer for thier brilliance and versatility (I use them on a wide variety of surfaces). Oil pastels also allow me to weave back and forth between the disciplines of painting and illustrating. I use up to 10 different types of oil pastel in some of my paintings, because of the variations in softness, opacity or color selection that allows me to build, transform and evolve a work....

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