Dan Sanford is Professor Emeritus of Whitworth College in Spokane and former president of the Spokane Watercolor Society. His paintings portray images of the Pacific Northwest where he has lived all of his life. Additional subjects of his painting include gardens, flowers, and scenery from travels in Asia, Central America, Western Europe, and other parts of the United States.
A tradition of quick application of color and a strong emphasis on mood give fresh results to Sanford's paintings. His paintings convey contrasting feelings of festivity or serenity. The artist leads the viewer to experience delight in the harmony of perfect contrasting color, reflection, surprising foreground and majestic distant images.
Originally the artist studied under art professor Pauline Haas and also observed Chinese painters when he lived in Taiwan. To this day he continues to use Chinese brushes and media. Since becoming proficient in the Chinese language, Dr. Sanford has chosen to use his Chinese name along with English to sign his work.
Sanford has had numerous one person shows in Spokane and Bellingham, including exhibits at the Koehler Gallery (Spokane), the Spokane Public Library, The Spokane Metropolitan Theater, the Earth Wind and Rain Gallery (Lynden) and the Pacific Marine Gallery (Bellingham).
Copyright Sanford Watercolors, 2008. All images contain a 'Sanford Watercolors' watermark and are not to be reproduced without permission from Sanford Watercolors.