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Dan Simoneau was born and raised in Lewiston, Maine, where he began formal art classes at 11 and at 13 joined the Androscoggin Valley Art Association as its youngest member ever. By the time Dan was a sophomore in high school, he was exhibiting, winning awards, and selling his paintings in local summer art festivals. In 1980, Dan began studies at the University of Southern Maine. There, he was influenced by artists such as Caravaggio, Chuck Close, Richard Estes, and Philip Pearlstein. Of these artists, the influence of Caravaggio, Close and Pearlstein are still evident. Dan graduated in 1984 with high honors and a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. His majors were painting, pottery, and printmaking; his minor, art history.
Dan has continued exhibiting his work nationally and internationally, winning many awards. His paintings have been published in many national and international publica-tions such as Fine Art Connoisseur and the North Light Books series AcrylicWorks and Splash. He is a Signature Master member and the former President of the International Society of Acrylic Painters (disbanded in 2020). He is also a Signature Member of the American Watercolor Society, the National Oil and Acrylic Painters Society, the National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic, and the National Watercolor Society. He is a Fellow in the American Artists Professional League and recognized as an ARC Living Artist within the Art Renewal Center, an international organization focused on traditional realism. He has also been recognized for his achievements by being listed in Marquis Who’s Who in American Art since 2005.
1. I Dwell in Possibility – 36 x 24 inches – Acrylic on Canvas (TOP IMAGE)
2.Every Thought We Think is Creating Our Future – 40 x 16 inches – Acrylic on Canvas (LEFT)
3. Honey Crisp – 12 x 36 inches – Acrylic on Canvas (RIGHT)

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