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Don Dahlke’s art is meant to evoke a certain feeling of warm summer
days and ocean breezes, and it certainly does that. Those emotions are
created through strong light and shadow, and a definite sense of space
and structure within the paintings.
It’s shadow and light, however, that play the most important part in
these paintings. The light coming off of the buildings seems almost too
“bright” to look at, even though in a painting that’s not technically
possible. It’s Dahlke’s use of contrast the fools the eye into thinking
The world of the Caribbean, as it’s shown in Dahlke’s art, is full of
swaying, leafy branches that cast intricate shadows upon sunlit walls.
And with those shadows he’s done more than just add interest to the
painting – he’s actually created a whole world behind viewers, as well as
in front of them.
A TOUCH OF BLUE
A THOUSAND WORDS
Click on the images to the right to see the enlarged versions of Don
Dahlke's art work and our limited edition prints.
A SPLENDID MORNING