|The Automotive Art of Danny L Whitfield / Official Site!
|The Automotive Art of Danny L Whitfield / Official Site!
Dale Earnhardt signing Danny's Corvette prints!
Prior to the death of Racing legend Dale Earnhard, Danny had the fortunate opportunity of taking photo's of this autograph session.
This event was for the National Corvette Museum's celebration. As you can see Dale had almost everything in the museum thrown at him for autographs. On
the table to right are 2 of Danny's Corvette prints created for the Corvette Manufacturing plant celebration. Dale was so kind to autograph both of them. Of
course those prints are priceless now!
Danny Whitfield is one of the few artist who did Dodge Viper
paintings early in 1992. Although not a member of the "Dream Team"
the signatures’ you see were part of an event at the 1992 Detroit North
American Auto show. Invited as a guest, Danny was fortunate to have the
famous “ Dream Team” sign the artist proofs of the original 1993 Viper
and his rendition of a concept Dodge Viper. These are still in his collection
A true believer in Christ, Danny quotes a scripture he carries deep in his heart as an artist... He have filled him with the Spirit of God, with Skill, Ability and Knowledge in all kinds of Crafts to make artistic
designs for work in gold, silver, and bronze, to cut and set stones to work in wood and to engage in all kinds of craftsmanship. Exodus;
Danny Whitfield Designs featured in Hot Rod and Mustang & fast Fords. Danny has done commissioned work for the National Corvette Museum,
artwork that's been printed in car magazines such as Hot Rod, and Muscle Mustangs and Fast Fords (among a few).
His love for the automobile is the highest among the most hard core car buffs and is regarded as a modern day Michelangelo, giving us art in our time that
future generations will view in homes, galleries, car shows and museums. The excitement in his artwork will make a deep inner connections to future
generations of the automotive world. See what customers say about his art
Automotive Art has taken on a new meaning and identity in itself. No longer regarded or dismissed as cartoons or graphics illustration, its earn its
rightful place in the world of Fine art right next to Norman Rockwell and Pablo Picasso. Does anyone remember "Charles M. Schulz" the cartoonist of comic
strip Peanuts featuring Charlie Brown and Snoopy? He said he was laughed at when he told people what he did for a living. When he showed them his first pay
check the laughing stop!
Yes Danny does more than just cars!
Its not uncommon for an artist to possess unique talents. Danny has a degree is in Industrial Design which is a combination of applied art and applied science,
whereby the aesthetics, ergonomics and usability of products may be improved for marketability and production. Although his love for the automobile takes
first place in his creative life, his talents extends to other forms of design. This includes architectural & product design including home decor, interiors,
appliances, furniture and more. If you can dream it Danny can draw it. To see more of his Design work Click here!
People from all over the world love cars!
Thousands of automotive artist's capture these beauties in still life! New cars, old cars, classic cars, muscle cars, tricked-out cars, wicked custom trucks,
anything on wheels! Customers flock to see them where ever they are. General Motors, Ford Motor Company and the Chrysler Corporation were responsible
for some of the hottest and most desired cars in history. Their homeland is 'Detroit Michigan' were it all began! The cars from Detroit changed the world. And
it all started in 1903 with Henry Ford. Looking to speed up production, Ford created the first assembly line. With this technique, he could produce cars faster
and more efficiently, making them for the first time affordable for the average Joe customer. And the average Joe bought them up like hotcakes! At the same
time, America's cultural scene blossomed. Led by the almighty auto barons, the US flourished with new buildings, museums and theaters built by the world's
top architects. Music flowed from corner bars and nightclubs, Barry Gordy's Motown sound was in high gear and artists like Diego Rivera captured the
moment. Today, the affects of the automobile are everywhere! Automobiles changed the way we live, where we work and how we play. The automobile led to
the growth of suburbia, the creation of a national highway system, and the development of a population entranced with the possibility of going anywhere
anytime. It's a freedom everyone love, everlasting memories of the automobile!
Automotive Artist Danny Whitfield It's hard to believe Danny's been drawing cars since the tender age of five.
His life has been dedicated to the 4 wheeled wonder Henry Ford made famous and millions of people drive each year, The Magnificent Automobile
The art world is a crazy place, and there seems to be no limit as to what the next renaissance masterpiece will fetch..
The same collector mayhem happens in the muscle car world, with top examples of our favorite cars going for millions of dollars. Born and raised in Detroit,
Michigan, “Auto Capital of the World, Danny Whitfield brought his vision of art and cars to the fore front and has been the key artist in making automotive art
a respected form in the industry. He has a magical ability to bring out the beauty of an automobile and expression vividly onto canvas. Danny draws, paint and
does many forms of art from scenic, architectural, to portrait images. However his affinity for automobiles is his first love. After attending Center of Creative
College in Detroit and Macomb County College in Warren Michigan, Danny grew up in Detroit, Michigan and started drawing at age five.
His affinity for the automobile led him to a career with Ford, General Motors, and other design firms. Although he enjoyed creating fine art pieces, the art
world didn't embrace him with open arms, initially. The industry for the most part hadn't expanded its vision yet to see this type of artistry as a valid genre.
Since then, and determined not to be held back, Whitfield continued to do his fine art pieces and broadened his efforts to have the automotive art genre be
more greatly accepted. As a result, he is seen as a key artist in moving this art scene forward. His work has been featured as wall hangings, posters,
published in magazines, car designs and highlighted throughout the Internet.
The Automotive Art of Danny Whitfield in 1974
To the right are six of sketches created when he was thirteen years
old! He drew them between 1974 and 1975 while attending Henry
Ford High school in Detroit Michigan.
That Mustang you see was the very first drawing he was paid for! A
school friend ask if he would draw his brothers Mustang to look
exactly like the car. Once complete he showed the drawing to his
friend and he was so overjoyed he paid him $7.00 for it. That red
check mark on the Pontiac Grand Am drawing was actual credit he
received from a substitute teacher. She saw that he was working
hard but not on his math like he was suppose to. Most of his work
reflected the drag racing craze of the 60s and 70's, Big engines in
small cars, custom woodies T-buckets and more!
Read more of artist Danny Whitfield here!
If you get a chance to tour the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green Kentucky, check out the 6ft x 8ft Wall Mural of the 1965 All American Corvette.
Danny was commission to create this masterpiece for the museum inaugural opening. Also Danny has partnered with the museum to offer "one of a kind"
commemorative prints. The "Great Eight sink hole Corvettes. Preserving the legacy of the cars damaged in the sink hole.
Click here for full details
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