Artist Interview: Daniel DeLaRoche

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Artist Interview: Daniel DeLaRoche

What are your ear­li­est mem­o­ries relat­ed to art?
As a young child, maybe 7–8 yrs old, I would draw the pic­tures on cere­al box­es like Frankin-berry, Boo-berry and Count Choch-u-la.
Then moved to Looney tunes and “draw Bam­bie” from the magazines

How and when did you start becom­ing an artist yourself?
I have no for­mal trad­ing oth­er than art cours­es offered in my High School yrs.
As a teenag­er I did win an art con­test to pay tuition fee for sum­mer camp.
I did­n’t start “com­mis­sion­ing” my work untill 2007.

What was the evo­lu­tion like toward find­ing your cur­rent voice and visu­al vocabulary?
Over many yrs I would either put a draw­ing on the shelf or give it away.
I drew my home town (Cam­den NY) Town Hall and decid­ed to have it made into reprints and sold in local venues.
From there home own­ers came to me to have their homes drawn.

What is your process like?
I take mul­ti­ple pho­tos of home/building, to include close up of detailed Win­dows and doors and spe­cif­ic points of attention.
I then draw the piece to the desired dimen­sions at clients request.

Is there any­thing from your artist state­ment that you wish to expound on, that you nor­mal­ly don’t have the chance to discuss?
You can take a pho­to of a home and blow it up and frame it. You can even pho­to shop it to look unique.
A draw­ing brings much more unique­ness a per­son­al­ized touch and comes with great pride as viewed and dis­cussed in conversation.

What do you try to con­trol in your sur­faces, and what do you leave to chance?
I try to con­trol cen­tral­ized detail but always leave the edges to fade out as to what sur­round­ings would continue

Where do you see your work going from here?
Draw­ing and bring­ing joy to many of those here in East Texas

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