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Treehouse, the book. Its description' When one decides to be a fine artist it seems to be ordained that his or her life will be an adventure. For some it will be of the mind. But for those of us who decide to do this at an early age and against the family 's wishes, it's likely to be far more entertaining, or not; and from time to time scary, or not. But at the least it gives us a different view of life, which if we are very lucky, we get to portray in a special way. This book is of and about my Treehouse driven paintings and the adventures I've had since I discovered the concept they're based on. It contains thirty reproductions of my works along with discussions about the things that went into their creation. It also gave me the opportunity to discuss how my concept gave me the freedom to portray my subjects in all of the ways I do. It also tells you how I was conned into being an artist and other information about my background; where I get my inspirations, and my processes. And when I included stories about my painting adventures, it virtually morphed into being an autobiography; albeit a limited one. However my principal reason for writing this book is because ever since I displayed the first twelve of my works on Jackson Square, they have attracted large excited crowds; yet almost no one asked me for their prices.* And over the intervening years, when I have displayed them in less public venues, my paintings have turned those places into impromptu museums. And in at least one venue, people are still coming back again and again, hoping to see them again. So for a long time I've known that I would have to paint a large enough collection of intriguing subjects so you would find a book of them worth perusing. (maybe even buying.) It took me three years to get it right; even though just about every three days I was sure it already was. So every three days for the past three years I was reinstalling and reviewing the results. But every doggone time I found some way to improve it. And when I found them I felt I had no choice but to do whatever was required. And believe it or not this kept happening until three AM this morning, just ten hours ago. * Apparently my works were thirty years ahead of their time because since Katrina, they have been doing very well.
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Dan Fuller entered his first creative job as a department store window display manager in 1953. On that job he learned the basics of two and three dimensional design and some color theory. However, he had always known he was supposed to be a fine artist, so in 1962, he resigned his position to start painting. In six months he acquired a client, the largest restaurant and refrigeration company in the area where his job was to do murals for hotels, restaurants and other venues. Within months he had an atelier with his studio in the back room with a small gallery in front. There he displayed the plein air landscapes he taught himself to do. After his market was saturated with his work he spent a few rough years until he moved to New Orleans to do pastel portraits on Jackson Square. In 1973 he did the first of his Treehouse driven paintings. After that he did his portraits in some of the top malls in the country; even though he was always told he couldn't possibly get in. The quality of his samples and the portraits he did while he was there made sure he would be welcome when he came back. He did that until 1997 when he returned to New Orleans for a visit that never ended. On 3/31/1310 he stopped doing everything else to work on Treehouse, his book.
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Book Description CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2013. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M1493516531