Gary Dagnan
Gary  Dagnan
Gary Dagnan, Knoxville, Tennessee, Various Media, 23 items in gallery Gary has been drawing and painting since childhood. He was born and grew up in the East Tennessee area and his inspiration comes from the rural landscapes of that area. Most of his paintings are of the mountains, hills, lakes and structures of the East Tennessee area. He gets inspiration from the changing light and colors that come from the distinctly different seasons of Tennessee. Many of his paintings are also of places and scenes where he and his wife, Diane, have traveled. Gary is a graduate of the University of Tennessee, where he earned a BFA degree in Graphic Design and an MS degree in Art Education. He retired from the University of Tennessee Institute of Agriculture where he was employed as a graphic designer and illustrator for 37 years. He now devotes full time to fine-art painting. Gary began painting watercolors in 1968, as an art student at the University of Tennessee. His early work was mostly in watercolors, but now a majority of the work is oil painting as well as watercolor. Gary began exhibiting his art in 1970 and had his first solo show in 1971. He has had 16 solo shows. He has participated in numerous national, state and regional art shows and his work is represented in more than 400 private and public collections throughout the United States. “I want my paintings to express that emotional and spiritual connection that I have with nature. I am more interested in the aesthetics of a scene than I am with documenting a specific place. When someone views my art, I would hope that they would have an emotional as well as a visual connection to the work.”

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  • A Gentle Breeze
  • A Gray Day
  • A Touch of Autumn
  • Around the Bend
  • Autumn Leaves
  • Balance Rock
  • Cades Cove Evening
  • Cavern Road
  • Country Chapel
  • Crows
  • Curing
  • Dan at His Easil
  • Dory
  • Evening in the Cove
  • Evening Tide
  • Forsythia
  • Light on the Meadow
  • Meadow
  • Sunlight and Shadow
  • The Lady and the Lilies
  • Warming Up
  • Winter Harbor Lighthouse
  • Winter Hay
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