Artist Statement                                                                                                   

As a representational painter, I wish to convey sensory perceptions I observe from a subject that has caught my eye, just as a musician tries to interpret the feel of a piece of music.  It can be light, color, contrast or the sense of space, which might grab my attention.  The subject can be something from our everyday surroundings that may go unnoticed or a pattern of contrast found in an intimate setting.  A lover of nature and the great outdoors, I have in the last few years, redirected my primary interest to Plein Air (French, open air) or simply outdoor painting using Alla Prima (Italian, meaning at first attempt), a wet-on-wet painting technique, in which layers of wet paint are applied to previously administered layers of wet paint. This shift brought on a change from acrylic to oil paints.  My recent works draw influence from the Impressionists, as well as, individuals such as, John Singer Sargent, in particular his watercolors, Edward Hopper, Canadian artists Tom Thomson, Emily Carr and the Group of Seven.

About the Artist

D.P. Warner was born in New Haven, CT in 1949, and since, has lived in or spent prolonged stays in over a dozen states from east to west.  He went to Roanoke College wanting to study music and instead, graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in the Visual Arts.  He spent the next decade maintaining a studio, exhibiting paintings and playing drums in different bands (something he continues to do to this day.)  D.P. also worked in several art galleries and spent a few years as the resident artist for a large greenhouse and nursery company.  It was during this period, he became actively involved in educating himself and others in environmental concerns, something that became a major theme in his art and remains a residual influence today.

 With the visual arts stirring his spirit, D.P. returned to school, where he earned his Master of Fine Arts in Painting at the University of Arizona.  Upon completing his studies he embarked on a 30year career in teaching Art, most of which was at Edinboro University of PA.  Warner was recognized several times in Who's Who of American Educators.  His paintings, drawings and installations have received awards and have been in juried, group and solo exhibitions around this country.  His work has found homes in both corporate and private collections.  Presently, D.P. lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania and works from his studio in Meadville. 

 At work, during a Quick Draw in Mount Lebanon,PA

At work, during a Quick Draw in Mount Lebanon,PA

D. P. WARNER                                                          

 Meadville, PA 

814.573.3305

 

dpwarnerart@gmail.com

www.dpwarner.com

 

born: New Haven, CT ~1949    

 

EDUCATION:

 University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ~ M.F.A. ~ 1986-1989

Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ ~ 1980-1981

Roanoke College, Salem, VA ~ B.A. ~ 1971-1975

           

INFORMAL EDUCATION:

 Full Spectrum School of the Healing Arts, Meadville, PA ~Graduate ~ 1999-2003

Sculpture Classes ~ Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA ~ 1983, 1984

Katherine Chang Lui Watercolor Workshop ~ Roanoke, VA ~ 1979                                                      

Summer Art Foundation Classes ~ Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA ~ 1971

 

TEACHING EXPERIENCE:

 Edinboro University of Pennsylvania ~ Edinboro, PA, Assistant Professor of Art ~ Painting,

    Watercolor, Drawing, Color and 2D Design ~ 1990-2017   

Creating Landscapes ~Allegheny College, Meadville, PA ~ 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018 

Miller Research School ~ Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA ~ 1992, 1993

Missoula Museum of the Arts~ Missoula, MT ~ 1990

University of Montana ~ Missoula, MT, Visiting Assistant Professor of Art ~ 2 D Foundations, 

   Drawing, Painting, Combining Media ~ Drawing, Painting, Combining Media ~ 1989-1990

University of Arizona ~ Tucson, AZ ~ Painting, Drawing, Color and 2D Design ~1989

Albemarle County Schools ~ Charlottesville, VA ~ Mixed Media Workshops ~ 1984, 1985

Roanoke County Schools ~ Salem, VA ~ Drawing Workshops ~ 1985

McGuffey Art Center ~ Charlottesville, VA ~ Drawing, Painting, Mixed Media Workshops ~ 1983-1986

 

AWARDS AND PROFESSIONAL RECOGNITION:

 Edinboro Highland Festival Plein Air Quick Draw ~ Edinboro, PA ~ 1stPlace ~ 2016

Plein Air Mt. Lebanon Quick Draw ~ Mt. Lebanon, PA ~ 1stPlace ~ 2012

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA ~ “35thAnnual Regional Art Competition” ~ Merit Award ~ 2009

Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA ~ “33rdAnnual Regional Art Competition” ~ Best in Show ~ 2007

Who's Who of American Educators ~ 1996, 1998

Carnegie Museum of Art ~ Associated Artists of Pittsburgh “83rd Annual Exhibition” Juror’s Award ~ 1993

Drawing: Space, Form and Expression ~ Enstice and Peters, Prentice Hall (1990, 1995, 2003, 2012)

KMTC, Montana Cablevision ~ Missoula ~ “ Teaching Socio Environmentalism Through Art” ~ 1990

University of Arizona ~ Tucson, AZ ~ Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant ~ 1989

University of Arizona ~ Tucson, AZ ~ Anonymous Art Scholarship ~ 1987, 1988

Union Gallery, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ~ Best in Show ~ 1985

Blue Ridge School, Dyke VA ~ Blue Ridge Exhibition~ Best in Show ~ 1984

WBRA Television, Public Broadcasting ~ Roanoke, VA ~ “Artists Over the Blue Ridge” ~ 1981

 

 EXHIBITION:

 Quick Draw ~ Edinboro Highland Festival Plein Air Quick Draw, Edinboro, PA ~ 2018

Plein Air West Reading ~ Art Plus Gallery, West Reading, PA ~ 2018

“Views From the Viaduct” ~ Pop-Up Gallery, Erie, PA ~ 2014

Solo Exhibition ~ South Street Gallery, Bennington, VT ~ 2014

Quick Draw ~ Plein Air Mt. Lebanon, Mt. Lebanon, PA ~ 2012

Quick Draw ~ Easton Plein Air Competition, Easton, MD ~ 2012

“Picture Plane” ~ Baldwin - Wallace University ~ 2012

Quick Draw ~ Camp Hill Plein Air Competition, Camp Hill, PA ~ 2011

“Edinboro 8” ~ Crary Art Center, Warren, PA ~ 2011

“Eight Regional Painters” ~ Theil College, Greenville, PA ~2010

“35thAnnual Hoyt Regional Art Competition” ~ Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA ~ 2009

Rising Galleries, ~ Oncology Wellness Institute, Meadville, PA ~ 2008

“33rdAnnual Hoyt Regional Art Competition” ~ Hoyt Institute of Fine Art, New Castle, PA ~ 2007

Solo Exhibition ~ Academy Theater Gallery, Meadville, PA ~ 2007                                            

Solo Exhibition ~ Sweetwater Art Center, Sewickley, PA ~ 2006

“The Environmental” ~ Erie Art Museum, Erie, PA ~ 2005

“Meditations” ~ Meadville Council of the Arts, Meadville, PA ~2005

Solo Exhibition ~ 164 Main Street Gallery, Slippery Rock University ~ 2004

Presidential Inaugural Exhibition ~ Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA ~ 1997

Solo Exhibition ~ Grove Beach Association, Clinton, CT ~ 1997

"Working from Perception " ~ Wright State University, Dayton, OH ~1997

Solo Exhibition ~ Cafe Ole, Edinboro, PA ~ 1996

“The Pursuit of Happiness” ~ Martha Galt Gallery, Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA ~ 1994

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, “ 84th Annual Exhibition” ~ Carnegie Museum of Art ~ 1994

Annual Chautauqua National Exhibition ~ Chautauqua Institute, Chautauqua, NY  ~ 1994

“Art as if the World Mattered” ~ Dahl Center for the Arts, Rapid City, SD ~ 1994

Associated Artists of Pittsburgh, “ 83rd Annual Exhibition” ~ Carnegie Museum of Art ~ 1993

Members Show ~ Meadville Council on the Arts, Meadville, PA ~ 1992,1993,1994

Solo Exhibition ~ Lee Forrest Gallery, Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA ~ 1992

Juried Alumni Art Exhibition ~ Olin Gallery, Roanoke College, Salem, VA ~ 1991

“20th Annual Juried Art Auction” ~ Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT ~ 1991

“Art on War” ~ Bates Gallery, Edinboro, PA  ~ 1991

Annual Faculty Exhibition ~ Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA ~ 1990-2016

 Artist in Residence ~ Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT ~ 1990

“Environmental Impact Statements” ~ Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT ~ 1990

Solo Exhibition ~ University Center Gallery, University of Montana, Missoula, MT ~1990

Art Department Faculty Exhibition ~ University of Montana, Missoula, MT ~ 1990

Connecticut College Gallery ~ New London, CT ~ 1989

M.F.A. Thesis Exhibition, Museum of Art ~ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ~ 1989

“Dialectical Urbacultural Moments in Behaviorism” ~ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ  1989

Union Gallery ~ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ~ 1988

Solo Exhibition ~ 830 Gallery, Tucson, AZ ~ 1988

“Non objective Concerns” ~ 830 Gallery, Tucson, AZ ~ 1988

 “Cybernetic Feedback” ~ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ~ 1987

Union Gallery ~ University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ ~ 1987

Joseph Gross Gallery ~ Tucson, AZ ~ 1987

Solo Exhibition ~ McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1985

“First Decade” ~ McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1985

“Art in View” ~ Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1985

“12th Annual National Works on Paper” ~ Second Street Gallery, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1984

“Blue Ridge Exhibition” ~ Blue Ridge School, Dyke VA ~ 1984

“5th Annual Juried Exhibition” Virginia Watercolor Society ~ Bayly Museum, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1984

Solo Exhibition ~ University Theater, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1984

Annual Members Exhibition ~ McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1983, 1984, 1985

“Intro” ~ McGuffey Art Center, Charlottesville, VA ~ 1983

“Over the Blue Ridge”, Traveling Exhibition ~ Roanoke Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA ~ 1981-1983

Solo Exhibition ~ Something’s Up, Salem, VA ~ 1980

 

RELATED PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 High School Art Exhibition ~ Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA ~ 1996

Warren Art League ~ Warren, PA ~ Juror ~ 1995 

Student Art Exhibition ~ Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA ~ 1994

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA ~ Collaborative Drawing Workshop ~ 1994

Visiting Artist Lecture Series, ~ Slippery Rock University, Slippery Rock, PA ~ 1992

Biennial Educators Conference ~ Edinboro University, ~ Experimental Collage Workshop ~ 1992 

Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, Edinboro, PA ~ Installation Workshop ~ 1991

Visiting Artist Lecture Series, ~ Missoula Museum of the Arts, Missoula, MT ~ 1990

University of Montana, Missoula, MT ~ Installation Workshop ~ 1990

10th Annual Fine Arts Festival ~ Charlottesville, VA ~ Juror ~ 1985

Green Garden Nurseries ~ Charlottesville, VA ~Artist in Residence ~ 1983-1986

Visiting Artist Lecture Series, ~ Roanoke Museum of Art, Roanoke, VA ~ 1983

City of Charlottesville, VA ~ Muralist ~ 1980

The Village Art Gallery, Salem, VA  ~ Owner ~ 1977- 1979

Gallery 2, Roanoke, VA ~ Assistant Manager ~1975,1976

 

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