About the Artist:
Oil paintings by Mississippi-based artist Daniel MacGregor are becoming the decorative focal points of homes and corporate buildings nationwide. Landscape art is a visually stimulating form of art, which MacGregor sees as a language of form, color and line in which the confines of reality give way to more freedom of individual expression. The earliest landscapes with no human figures are frescos from Minoan Greece of around 1500 BCE.
It is in the depiction in art of landscapes, natural scenery such as mountains, valleys, trees, rivers, and forests, and especially art where the main subject is a wide view, with its elements arranged into a coherent composition that Daniel enjoys. The two main traditions spring from Western painting and Chinese art, going back well over a thousand years in both cases. The recognition of a spiritual element in landscape art is present form its beginnings in East Asian art, drawing on Daoism and other philosophical traditions, but in the West only becomes explicit with Romanticism.
By the beginning of the 19th century the English artists with the highest modern reputations were mostly dedicated landscapists, showing the wide range of Romantic interpretations of the English landscape found in the works of John Constable, J. M. W. Turner and Samuel Palmer. It is from these artists, MacGregor developed his own modern, impressionistic style of oil painting with a palette knife.
Dogbotz Boneyard appreciates the oil paintings of Daniel A. MacGregor because his landscapes masterfully convey a range of emotions from depression to contemplation to exhilaration. Inspired by soaring seascapes and the simplicities of nature, MacGregor uses his signature palette knife style and color selection to create genuinely vivid scenes. And so, from our Dogbotz Boneyard Gallery of Art for your own personal collection, we present Daniel A. MacGregor’s Mystic Path.
Note: As part of our Fifth Anniversary Celebration, purchase of Mystic Path comes with a free $25 Dogbotz Boneyard gift certificate, which can be redeemed during a future purchase at our online store. The expiration date of the gift certificate is one year after purchase of this item.