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John Paul Daniel

Mixed Media / Kingston Springs, TN

Artist Statement

Folkart

Biography

I am an outsider artist. I make my art out of sawmill lumber and other found materials. I sculpt the wood with my saw and sander into shapes of fish, snakes, gators and other critters, flowers, butterflies, etc. I make all sizes from a few inches to 15 feet long. I paint them using enamel paint so that the pieces can be hung outside if you want to. I also make angels and signs with inspirational messages on them. I paint them to remind me how to live. I am a musician and I love the blues, so I make “Bluesmen”, too. God has blessed me through my art.

It makes me smile and laugh making all my artwork. When people buy a piece of my art, the main thing they say to me is, “it makes me happy, it makes me smile”. I try to give people a sense of hope. If I can do it you can too. I wake up in the morning and ask God to help me that day, and at night I thank him for helping me. He hasn’t let me down. I hope that I can inspire others to enjoy life and live in peace.

I first started making art in 1993. Since that time I have met so many people and made so many friends. My art has blessed me and my hope is that my art can be a blessing to others.

I have sold art to people all over the world. Presently, my art is in galleries in Tennessee, North Carolina, Florida, Louisiana, California, and Arizona.

I live in Kingston Springs, TN, and I also spend time fishing and hanging out in Carrabelle, Florida.