Daniel Keys

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Daniel Keys
Judge For: 8th Annual Competition Month #6 - September 2014

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 Daniel J. Keys was born on Oct. 7th 1985, in Fresno CA

Upon noticing a glimpse of artistic talent in him at an early age, Daniel was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion, namely painting; and being entirely home educated, time was very permitting for him to develop his skill as a self taught artist.

Growing up in a Christian home, he began to understand the blessings of living in a faith-filled environment, and grew to appreciate the opportunity to paint on a regular basis.

He started painting at the age of eleven using a paint set purchased with birthday money. It was later during his impressionable teenage years that Daniel discovered the work of Richard Schmid: a master artist whose works he later began emulating in his own paintings. Since that time Daniel has had opportunity to paint with his mentor, and Mr. Schmid has become a sort of art adviser to him.

Daniel’s work is now praised, and collected, by many prominent art enthusiasts worldwide, and he is represented by three major art galleries: Greenhouse Gallery of Fine art in San Antonio, West Wind Fine Art in the Boston Area, and Gallery 1261 in Denver.