Dan Marshall is a nationally renowned watercolor artist, demonstrator and instructor located in Denver, CO. He is an avid plein air painter, producing the majority of his work on location. He has been featured in and written articles for Watercolor Artist, Southwestern Art, Plein Air Magazine and OutdoorPainter.com and has received multiple awards from juried shows and invitational events including. He has previously served as a juror for The National Watercolor Society, The Colorado Watercolor Society and The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association.
Dan has earned signature member status with The American Watercolor Society, The American Impressionist Society, The Laguna Plein Air Painters Association and is a member of The Salmagundi Club.
Video interview with Denver's Westwood Magazine
Dan’s work is greatly influenced by living in the American West. Inspired by the fading scenes of rustic farms and working ranches, framed in by the beautiful landscapes Colorado and New Mexico have to offer. Growing up on the East Coast and having previously lived in California, his work retains a strong connection to coastal and nautical life. Regardless of the subject, his unique view of the Americana aesthetic can always be found.
An award winning professional artist and leading name in the tattoo industry since 1995, redirecting the majority of his creative energy to fine art painting in watercolor since 2013. He’s been featured in Watercolor Artist Magazine, Southwest Art Magazine, American Art Collector and Plein Air Magazine. He is also a regular contributor, writing articles about plein air painting, experiences and watercolor instruction.
Daniel is represented by the Huse Skelly Gallery in Balboa Island, CA. and Scarlowe’s Gallery in Casper, Wy He has also had an exhibition of his work Casper’s at Nicolaysan Art Museum.
Daniel is a much sought after instructor, teaching watercolor workshops regularly and demonstrating for art groups throughout the country. He’s used that experience to start a successful online teaching program.
He is an avid plein air painter, being inspired by and painting the majority of his works on location. This has helped him to develop a confident style with an immediacy and freshness infused into each painting.
Daniel Marshall is currently based in Denver, Colorado. He can often be found plein air painting from the farms of the plains, to the ranches of the foothills and the peaks of the Rockies.
American Watercolor Society, Signature Member | American Impressionist Society, Signature Member | Laguna Plein Air Painting Association, Signature Member | Salmagundi Club, Member
2023- National Watercolor Society Juror of Selection & Awards
10th Annual Plein Air Magazine Plein Air Convention Denver, Faculty/ demonstrator
Huse Skelly Gallery Just Plein Fun Plein Air Invitational
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 25th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
2022 – Winner of the Revelite Award for “Bowling Shade” LPAPA 24th Annual Laguna Beach Plein AirInvitational
Juried into Plein Air Painters of New Mexico National Exhibition
1st place Inaugural Snowmass Plein Air Invitational
Winner of Artist Choice Award Snowmass Plein Air Invitational
Winner of the 2nd Annual Greg Larock Memorial Award
2nd place The Huse Skelly Gallery Just Plein Fun plein air invitational
1st place Plein Air Painters of New Mexico Spring Exhibition
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association Best of Plein Air Exhibition
American Impressionist Society Small Works Exhibition
Plein Air Magazine’s Plein Air Live! Faculty/ demonstrator
9th Annual Plein Air Magazine Plein Air Convention Santa Fe, Faculty/ demonstrator
2021 – Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 23rd Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Huse Skelly Gallery Just Plein Fun Plein Air Invitational – Winner of the Quick draw event
American Impressionist Society 2nd Annual Online Exhibition
Watercolor Live! Faculty/ demonstrator
2020 – Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 22nd Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
LPAPA Squared 1st Place
Artistic Palette Award sponsored by the Joe H Van Cleave foundation for the arts
American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase
2019 – Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 21st Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Kinsman family foundation award
LPAPA Unexpected Places Exhibition – 3rd place
Crystal Cove Conservancy Annual Soirée – BEST OF COVE award
American Impressionist Society Small Works Showcase
Just Plein Fun Plein Air Invitational – Best of Balboa award
8th Annual Plein Air Convention San Francisco- Faculty/Demonstrator
2018 – Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 20th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
Director’s Choice Award, Collector’s Choice Award
American Impressionist Society 19th National Juried Exhibition
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 2nd Annual “Waterworks” Exhibition – 3rd place
American Impressionist Society 2nd Annual Small Works Showcase – Honorable Mention
7th Annual Plein Magazine Plein Air Convention San Diego- Faculty
2017 – Salmagundi Club, Membership
6th Annual Plein Air Convention – Demonstrator
Laguna Plein Air Painters Association 19th Annual Laguna Beach Plein Air Painting Invitational
American Impressionist Society 18th National Juried Exhibition – Plein Air Paintout- Fine Art Connoisseur Award
2016 – Awarded signature status AMERICAN WATERCOLOR SOCIETY
American Watercolor Society 149th Annual International Exhibition
California Watercolor Society 46th National Exhibition
2015 – American Watercolor Society 148th Annual International Exhibition
Fujie-Wright Memorial Award Rhode Island Watercolor Society
Awarded by Juror Stephen Quiller
2014 – American Watercolor Society 147th Annual International Exhibition