Dan Kangas - stop H
13 Trillium Trail / Tel: (905) 726-4226
Artists Website: dankangas.com
GPS: N 44° 33.570 - W 79° 38.910
GPS Decimal (Google) 44.560294, -79.652854
Dan Kangas has called Horseshoe Valley home now for over six years. His family moved here from Aurora and before that, Toronto where he graduated from OCA in the early 1980's. Dan enjoyed a thirty five year career as an illustrator an now considers himself a full time driftwood artist.
After a successful first year on the Studio tour, Dan is looking forward to showing a few of his new driftwood creations this fall. A red fox and horse head sculpture are just a couple of the more recent pieces in the works. Recently, Dan has collaborated with Backwood Design co., they make beautiful epoxy inlays that compliment his driftwood art. This additional new look adds a big punch of colour to his fish and dragonflies, very striking!
When not working on his art, Dan spends much of his time walking his new puppy, Rocket, "production is way down this year" he says jokingly. Summers at the family cottage near Algonquin Park provide inspiration and time to reenergize.
Dan is hoping to see you at the Fall Studio Tour and perhaps you might find something to take home. Commissions welcome.