MNWS Demo Artist - Dan Wiemer
Hopkins Center for the Arts - First Floor - Masks Required
1111 Mainstreet, Hopkins, MN 55343
Dan Wiemer is obsessed with design, negative shape making, and the ruggedness of the north. His career path has evolved from graphic designer, to illustrator, to painter – which was the same career path of the Group of Seven, Canadian artists who Dan studied and admires.
Dan’s hallmark is finding rhythm in the landscapes he paints. He achieves this rhythm by connecting highlight shapes with linked shadow shapes in an interesting way that creates movement and pathways for the eye. His technique uniquely combines opaque acrylic with transparent watercolor that stylizes the landscape in a manner influenced by printmakers and batik artists – their approach to creating negative shapes is similar to Dan’s process of constructing and distilling his scenes.
Dan is a past president of the Minnesota Watercolor Society and has painted in China, Puerto Rico, Scotland, Ireland, Canada and throughout the U.S. His awards include several ‘best of shows’ at Edina, Whitefish Bay, Dubuque, and Bayfield.
Please join us as we watch Dan create a fantastic landscape in his unique style!