California Artists

Gage Taylor

Gage Taylor, California Visionary Artist and My Art Master from a World before the Internet

Tropical Dream has been part of my private art collection for over two decades. I apprenticed as a painter with Gage Taylor for 4 years, served as an USIA Art Ambassador with him for the US State Department, and we collaborated professionally on canvas for many years under the signature Taylor Dana. In his lifetime, …

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Art Dealer, Art Broker, Art Agent

What is the Difference Between an Art Dealer, an Art Broker, and an Art Agent?

© 2015 Uriél Dana. [dropcap]R[/dropcap]ecently I posted an article on “Common Sense Rules for finding an Art Agent”. A fellow artist asked me a great question. What is the difference between an art dealer, an art broker, and an art agent?  Perhaps my answer to her would be of interest to more than one person. Based on my …

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Sringara Rasa

The Marriage of Art & the Erotic: Together Again

©2017 Uriél Dana When an artist stops painting, it does not mean they’ve stopped making art. It usually just means they’ve said all the can say on a particular subject. Life can strike us with an experience and a new series of work can be birthed to the world in an instant. Painting a series …

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Artist Stereotype

Artists and Money: Ending the Martyred Stereotype

© Uriél Dana 2015. [dropcap]D[/dropcap]id you know that it only became “fashionable” for artists to be poor during the time of the Romantics? The term “suffering for one’s art” was actually coined by an unsuccessful artist in his best-selling book to justify his lack of sales. Ironically, as an author (a different art form) he …

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Interview in Narrative Paths Journal

An eye opening interview with Bay Area fine artist Uriél Dana. Narrative Paths Journal is a literary magazine focussing on new philosophies and ideas. You can read the full article here.

Writers Guild Foundation: Veterans Writing Project

Beginning  May 14, 2016,  I was chosen for a year’s tutelage with the Writers Guild Foundation in Beverly Hills. The Foundation is attached to the Writers Guild of America, who represent screenwriters & playwrights nationally.  I was fortunate enough to be one of only 50 people selected from applications that were received all across the US. …

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Losing Heart

Losing Heart

© Uriél Dana 2015. [dropcap]A[/dropcap]n artist I know recently threw out years of meticulously produced work. He spent thousands of dollars and hundreds of hours for an exhibit and no one bought one piece. My heart broke for him because anyone who creates knows how vulnerable that create/share space can be. These are my words …

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Featured Art: Central European Biennale, 2016

Bay Area fine artist Uriél Dana featured in the catalogue (in German) from the Central European Biennale heldin January 2016 in Austria at Castle Hubertendorf.   Uriél had 4 paintings listed in the book. You can see more of her artwork here.

The Mystical Symbolism in a Gage Taylor And Uriél Dana Oil Painting

© Uriél Dana 2017. [dropcap]G[/dropcap]age Taylor and I rarely painted large oils. Hindsight is one of the three largest. Painted on multiple sanded coats of gesso on a surface as smooth as skin and in layers of oil glazes that create a multidimensional depth. This painting embodies every universal archetype from the East, the West, …

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