Artist’s Statement


I have always made art that reflects a psychological vision and approach the canvas with visceral intensity. Paintings are worked in layers, images are sanded off, splattered, collaged, painted over and re-constructed using a mix of different media. 



My inspiration comes from antiquity, art brut, neo-expressionism, pop art and urban art. However I do feel my work is influenced by many other movements and I continue to study different artists and genres.






Trained at the Museum School of Fine Arts in Boston, Dan has had eighteen one man shows in galleries from Chelsea NYC to LA California. The Montclair Art Museum (MAM), the Newark Museum and the Morris Museum have all featured his work. 


His many public artworks can be seen around New Jersey and beyond. Museums, libraries, schools, community centers, performing art centers and hospitals have commissioned Dan to create artwork for their spaces.


Dan is well known as the operator and resident artist of the MAM Art Truck. He travels NJ and facilitates amazing interactive public art projects with anyone who is willing to participate. Recently the MAM had a show of Dan’s Art Truck projects. His residency and mentoring programs have reached thousands of people throughout the state.



photo by Ellen Denuto

© 2020 Dan Fenelon