Dan Wiemer

Artist Statement / Bio

Dan Wiemer
Red Wing, MN


Artist Statement

For me, the process is the product.  My work is a reflection and response of my love of the natural world.

I want my work to reflect an energy and directness.
First and foremost I consider myself a landscape artist.  The majority of my work is created in watermedia. I paint both on location (plein air) and in the studio.  I utilize the opaque nature of acrylic and the transparent qualities of watercolor to create contrasts.  As a past president of the MN Watercolor Society, I see firsthand the endless variety of ways to handle watermedia, and this excites me.

Trained as a Graphic Designer, (B.A. Iowa State University) I play with the shapes and textures of the landscape.  I try to find rhythms in the scene that translate into exciting motifs.  I don’t try to replicate nature, I try to distill, stylize and give the viewer my interpretation, something they can be a part of.  Currently I am a fine artist, illustrator and workshop instructor. Through an artist exchange program, I was fortunate enough to have spent three weeks in China painting and teaching. I feel I am only beginning to explore.


Early Light ancient shore 2 cropped         Superior Rhythm Wiemer at The Great Frame Up

Copy of Silent-Travel
Lakeside Lace Wiemer at The Great Frame Up

northern river zapp no name 20150922_064059-1

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