I first met Dan Trimbath at the life drawing sessions held every Saturday morning at Eastern Michigan University. Since we both have a real love for drawing the human figure, we just knew it had to be a part of our exhibit together. So when we narrowed our focus to landscape and figures, Landscape Bodyscape seemed the fitting title.

Dan is a registered Electroencephalographic. Yeah, I know, it’s enough just to see the word, you don’t have to say it. It’s a medical thing. He works for the University of Michigan Health Systems. Dan is also pursuing a Master of Arts degree at EMU. He has spent several summers studying painting with Lois Griffel at the Cape Cod School of Art, developing a keen interest in the relationship between light and color.

The Cape Cod School of Art was established in 1899 by Charles W. Hawthorne and was the first American school dedicated solely to the ideals of Impressionist painting. Dan’s work reflects those ideals.

“The truth in the color theory taught by Ms. Griffel was such a gift. I could always see the color before me, but I could not describe the light. To have this key of understanding has unlocked one of the small secrets of the universe for me. I have learned enough to know that I will always remain a student of nature.” Dan Trimbath

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