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Bill Daniels

My Art education began fairly late in life. I spent about thirty years trying to teach myself to play guitar. Although my intention was to become a "Rock Star", skill and talent appear to be necessary to that end. Much to the relief of the neighbors (and I'm sure the guitar) I retired the instrument to storage several years ago. Evidence indicated, however, I must always have harbored an interest in the Graphic Arts.

In early March of 2006 at the ripe old age of 56, I attended a "How to Draw" class at the South Orange Maplewood Adult School. The class proved to be the first step of one of the more fascinating and rewarding chapters of my life. I've spent the last six plus years under the tutelage of Barbara Minch, director of the Exhibitors Co-op and, more recently, Geralyn Robinson of Geralyn's Art Studio in Maplewood, as well.

Apparently you can teach an old dog:
In June 2010 I entered my first completed painting, an Acrylic on paper I called, "What if...", in the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibition and won a first prize ribbon. The painting went on to win an "Honorable Mention" at The New Jersey Senior Citizens Art Show in October 2010.

In June 2012 I was, again, honored with a blue ribbon at the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibition for an Acrylic on canvas painting I called "The Butterfly Effect".

June 2013 awarded an "Honorable Mention from the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibition for another Acrylic on canvas painting. The painting is called "Trust"."

June 2014 awarded an "Honorable Mention from the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibition for another Acrylic on canvas painting. The painting is called "Reflections on Lough Derg"."

June 2015 awarded an "Honorable Mention from the Union County Senior Citizens Art Exhibition for another Acrylic on canvas painting. I referred to this painting as "Untitled Boat at Anchor."

June 2016 Another Blue Ribbon. This time for a drawing entitled "Faerie Garden". It was my first entry in the "Pro" category and the first time I entered a drawing.