Dan Simoneau

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Dan Simoneau

ARC Living Artist TM

23 artworks

American

Born 1962

https://www.dsimoneau.com

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Summer Shadows

2021

Acrylic

60 x 60 x 2 cms | 23 1/2 x 23 1/2 x 0 3/4 ins

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Modern Narcissus

2020

Acrylic on Canvas

91.4 x 91.4 x 5.1 cms | 36 x 36 x 2 ins

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Who's Next (#whosnext)

2016

Acrylic on Canvas

91.4 x 61 x 5.1 cms | 36 x 24 x 2 ins

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Blind

2018

Acrylic on Canvas

121.9 x 61 x 5.1 cms | 48 x 24 x 2 ins

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Towel Series - Lavender

2019

Acrylic on Canvas

25.4 x 25.4 x 5.1 cms | 10 x 10 x 2 ins

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Every Thought We Think Is Creating Our Future

2018

Acrylic on Canvas

101.6 x 40.6 x 5.1 cms | 40 x 16 x 2 ins

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Freedom Lies in Being Bold

2017

Acrylic on Canvas

91.4 x 91.4 x 5.1 cms | 36 x 36 x 2 ins

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Carpe Noctem

2013

Acrylic on Canvas

91.4 x 30.5 x 5.1 cms | 36 x 12 x 2 ins

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The Scarf

2014

Acrylic on Canvas

121.9 x 61 x 5.1 cms | 48 x 24 x 2 ins

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Seek Not, My Soul, The Life of the Immortals

2015

Acrylic on Canvas

91.4 x 91.4 x 5.1 cms | 36 x 36 x 2 ins

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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 publications such as Fine Art Connoisseur and the North Light Books series AcrylicWorks and Splash. He is currently a Signature Master member and 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 also a Fellow in the American Artists Professional League. He has also been recognized for his achievements by being listed in Marquis Who’s Who in American Art since 2005.

Dan’s primary subject is light as it falls on objects. The object he uses most to represent light is the male figure. He prefers the male figure due to its musculature and sculptural qualities with its just under the surface tension and strength. Because no person looks like any other person, the multitude of expressions and body positions provides an infinite source of subject matter and inspiration.

Selected Awards:

15th Annual International Art Renewal Center (ARC) Salon Exhibition – Semi-Finalist – 2020
Southwest Art Magazine Artistic Excellence Competition – Finalist – 2020
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 65th Annual Exhibition – Howard Mandel & Ed Graham Memorial Award – 2019
Artists Magazine Annual Competition – Honorable Mention – Still Life and Interior – 2018
International Society of Acrylic Painters 23rd Annual Open International Online Exhibition – Best of Show – 2018
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 64th Annual Exhibition – Canson Fine Papers Award – 2018
International Guild of Realism Winter Salon – Pioneer in Realism Award – 2017
Racine Art Museum Artist Fellowship (Finalist) – 2016
International Society of Acrylic Painters 8th Annual Online Signature Members Exhibition -Best of Show – 2015
Contemporary Views – University of Wisconsin – Green Bay – Merit Award – 2015
American Art Awards – 2015
 - First Place – Erotic Male
 - Second Place – Erotic Male
 - Fourth Place – Erotic Male
National Society of Painters in Casein and Acrylic 61st Annual Exhibition – Katharine Steele Renninger Memorial Award – 2015
International Society of Acrylic Painters 7th Annual Online Signature Members Exhibition -Best of Show – 2014
National Oil and Acrylic Painter’s Society 2014 “Best of America” Exhibition – Merit Award – 2014
American Art Awards – 2013
 - Best of Show
 - First Place – Watercolor Human Figure
 - First Place – Acrylic Human Figure
 - First Place – Realism Still Life
 - Second Place – Erotic Male
International Society of Acrylic Painters 16th Annual International Exhibition – Savoir Faire Award – 2013
International Society of Acrylic Painters 6th Annual Online Signature Members Exhibition – Ampersand Award – 2013
National Oil and Acrylic Painters’ Society 2013 Open International Exhibition – Award of Excellence – 2013
American Art Awards – 2011
 - First Place – Landscape with Figure
 - Second and Fifth Place – Figure – Acrylic
Infinity Art Gallery (online) 2010 Summer Expo – Founder’s Choice Award – 2010
Anderson Arts Center Winter Juried Exhibition, Kenosha, WI – First Place – 2009
Wisconsin Visual Artists Southeast Chapter Winter Exhibition – First Place – 2008
Salon de Refuses Exhibition, Toledo, OH Committee Award – 1994
Spectrum Gallery, Toledo, OH Open Spring Show – Award of Recognition – 1994. 1995
74th Annual Toledo Area Artists’ Exhibition, Toledo, OH Third Place – 1992
74th Annual Toledo Area Artists’ Exhibition Purchase Award – 1992
Lewiston, ME Art Show Best in Show – 1980

Articles/Publications:

AcrylicWorks 8: Ideas and Inspiration – ArtistsNetwork.com – 2021
AcrylicWorks 6: Creative Energy – ArtistsNetwork.com – 2019
Splash 20: Creative Compositions – North Light Books – 2019
The Artists’ Magazine Annual Competition (Honorable Mention) – 2018
AcrylicWorks 5: Bold Values – North Light Books – 2018
Acrylics – Sachet Mixte Publications – 2016
The Art of Man – Edition 2016 – E. Gibbons, Editor – Firehouse Publishing – 2015
Portraits – Sachet Mixte Publications – 2015
The Artists’ Magazine Annual Competition (Finalist) – 2015
International Contemporary Artists – Volume 11 – ICA Publishing – 2016
International Contemporary Artists – Volume 10 – ICA Publishing – 2015
International Contemporary Artists – Volume 9 – ICA Publishing – 2014
The Best of International Portrait/Figurative Artists – Volume 1 – Kennedy Publishing – 2011
“Expressions in Watercolor, Dan Simoneau”, L/A Today Magazine – August/September, 1991

Juror:

League of Milwaukee Artists – artWORKS exhibition (juror of awards) – Grohmann Museum – Milwaukee, WI – 2021
Blue Moon Gallery “What Do You Want to Say? exhibition” (Juror of Awards) – Grayslake, IL – 2020
Re:Vision Gallery 1st Annual Regional Juried Exhibition – Kenosha, WI – 2019
Rogues Artists Exhibition (juror of awards) – Anderson Arts Center – Kenosha, WI – 2018
Racine Camera Club (juror of awards) Spring Competition – 2018
Winter Juried Exhibition – Anderson Arts Center – Kenosha, WI – 2017
League of Milwaukee Artists (juror of awards) – Anderson Arts Center – Kenosha, WI – 2017

Honors:

Who’s Who in American Art 2005 – present
Albert Nelson Marquis Lifetime Achievement Award (Marquis Who's Who) – 2017

Xanadu Gallery (AZ - Through Catalog), Art Frenzie - FL, Blue Moon Gallery - IL