Daniel Dean is a prominent Cincinnati portrait painter. He thoroughly enjoys the process of turning a blank canvas into a compelling expression of an individual’s personality. Each commission offers a new and exciting opportunity to capture the unique essence of a person’s life on canvas. It is a mutual experience in personal expression through art in which the client is a key collaborator. When painted by Daniel you receive not only a one-of-a-kind snapshot in time but also a one-of-a-kind experience that will be treasured by you and your family for a lifetime.
All of Daniel’s portraits are masterfully created. As a classical portrait painter, his technical proficiency and skillful professionalism transcend mere oil on canvas to add an artistic dimension you will love. But, what makes a portrait by Daniel most distinctive is his ability to capture a recognizable, personal gesture or attitude that accurately conveys the true essence of the subject’s personality. Daniel’s portrait painting skills translate seamlessly across a broad range of portrait categories, including:
Classically trained in the art of oil painting, Daniel earned his undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and his Masters Degree at the University of Cincinnati. As an adjunct professor at the University of Dayton and the University of Cincinnati, Daniel shares his artistic gifts by helping to develop aspiring fine artists. In addition, several days per week, Daniel opens his studio to provide formal, advanced drawing and painting classes to high school students who wish to pursue a fulfilling career and life as a classical fine artist. Daniel helps these young artists develop their artistic skills and prepares them to enter college.