Syracuse, New York based artist Dan Shanahan is inspired to make pictures that blend reality with a cup of fantasy, a pinch of exaggeration, a sprinkle of dreams, and a quart of wonder. He enjoys stories that do the same.

Dan creates most of his illustration with ink, markers, and watercolor. His plain air paintings are painted with watercolor. Dan’s artwork has been exhibited at the Edgewood Gallery, in Syracuse NY, and the Rome Art and Community Center, in Rome NY.

Dan has a degree in Mechanical Engineering that enables him to think outside the box, outside cylindrical shapes like jars and cans, outside any shape or form of tupperware, and even outside the buckyball.

Upcoming Classes:

Plein Air Painting in the Rose Garden
Thornden Park Rose Garden, Syracuse, NY
June 12, 2024, 6 – 8 pm
Information and Registration at Syracuse Parks & Recreation

I will be teaching 2 other plein air painting classes for Syracuse Parks & Rec later in the summer.

Watercolor: Focus on Architecture
with CazArts
Saturday, July 13, 2024, 1 – 4 pm, and repeated on Saturday, August 10, 2024, 1 – 4 pm

Current or Upcoming Art Exhibitions:

Edgewood Gallery, 216 Tecumseh Rd, Syracuse NY.
August 16 – September 27, 2024
Detail will be added later.

Past Art Exhibitions:

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society • Syracuse, NY, January 3 – 31, 2024
Gandee Gallery • Fabius, NY • September 30 – December 26, 2023
Onondaga Historical Association • Syracuse, NY • May – September 2023
Everson Museum • Syracuse, NY • October – November 2022
Rome Art and Community Center, Rome NY.