Raised in upstate New York, artist DANIEL LOGÉ spent much of his childhood exploring the outdoors. “A lifetime of viewing and interacting with wildlife during hunting and fishing trips fueled the fire that I require to create believable paintings,” says Logé. “I devote the same intensity, conviction, and respect to hunting that I do to painting,” he explains.
Early on, Logé’s mother introduced him to oil painting. He took to it with determination. In studying his inspiration, Winslow Homer, Logé learned that the act of paining is one of “controlled abandon,” and that quality art requires more than inspiration.
Distinguished by a subtle, impressionist palette, Logé’s canvasses capture light and shadow across mountains, meadows and streams. He paints from memory, using his photography only for reference. He explains that he has a lifetime of rich imagery in his mind’s eye to draw from.
For over twenty-five years, Logé has been devoted to oil painting and illustration. His work has been exhibited in galleries across the country, as well as on the covers of publications including Ducks Unlimited and Wildfowl Art Magazine. Logé has received much recognition for his work, including twice being named New York State Wildlife Artist of the Year.
In the late 1900s, Logé, along with his wife and sons, moved out West. The fresh, new environment expanded his subject matter to include majestic Western landscapes and local wildlife. He enjoys painting both East and West coast scenery. Today, Logé resides in Grand Junction, Colorado where he has taught at Mesa State College and Art Center. Main Street Gallery is proud to display Logé’s captivating wildlife scenery, and featured his art in a one-man show in 2013.