Dale Landrum was originally from California. He has been an Oregon resident since 1990. He traces his earliest artistic influences to charcoal figure drawings, and notebooks of colorful “Hollywood Era” fashion illustrations done by his mother. Airplanes captured his interests at a young age and this is where he developed an interest for drawing that continued through the years and later on led him to painting on canvas. At the age of 21, he left Southern California, settling near Eureka, California and continued his college education at Humboldt State University. He graduated with a B.S. in the natural sciences, attended graduate school, and worked for the federal government as a botanist prior to his full-time painting in oils.
Dale has always worked independent of a particular school or artist, however there is a broad influence and inspiration from many groups and periods. His greatest influence was being out on the landscape, and painting the subject on location, or plein air. Part of his goal is to capture on canvas real places that not only have pictorial quality, but also to record and translate the inspiration for open spaces, whether it be a garden or larger landscape.
A selection of awards, publications and distinctions for Dale include: 2011 “Recent Paintings” Solo Exhibition, Adieb Khadoure Fine Art, Santa Fe, New Mexico; 2010 “Selected Works by Dale Landrum”, Solo Exhibition Austin Galleries, Austin, Texas; 2007 “Autumn Landscapes” Solo Exhibition, Austin Galleries, Austin, Texas and 2006 Oil Painters of America Fifteenth Annual National Juried Exhibition, Dana Gallery, Missoula, Montana.
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