Dan Harrigan has drawn as a hobby his entire life. He spent his first 35 years trying to capture photo realism with pencil as his primary medium. His works in this period often deal with machines and other intricately detailed subject matter.

At the suggestion of his brilliant wife, Dan tried painting for the first time in 2009.  Enthused by the drastic reduction in time needed to create a painting as compared to pencil drawings, Dan has increased both the number of pieces being produced and the time spent creating art. The looseness of the format has also fostered the addition of more whimsical elements in his pieces.

Dan grew up in the 70’s and 80’s where the visual scenery of these decades made an impression on him. The influence of classic cartoons, ROACH iron-ons, pinball and arcade game art, MAD magazine, heavy metal, skateboard graphics, vibrant colors, Wacky Packages, muscle cars, suburban sprawl, and the Cold War  is often evident in his works.

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  1. There is some irony in the fact that the Dan-designated “pencil neck” did not gravitate toward pencil as a primary medium as did the elder of the two skate punks…and yes, I am still pissed about that comment. LOL.

    Seriously though, congrats on the new site brother. It looks fantastic. I wish you success with the upcoming show and in all you are doing. Keep the art coming.


    October 16, 2013 at 4:08 pm

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