|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.
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
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!
Riverside Chevrolet in California has a unique partnership with Danny Whitfield!
Walk into Riverside dealership, buy a Corvette or Camaro vehicle and get a 20 x 24 high quality art print free with your purchase! Danny creates
incredible prints for the dealership new customers. When a customer takes home their new American Sports car, they also get to commemorate it
with a 20" X 24" high quality art print! Just think, an awesome new Corvette in the garage and a gorgeous picture of it on the wall for everyone to
enjoy, Click here for full details
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
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 5.
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!
As Danny mentions all I did was day dream about cars and sketch them out anytime I had a chance. If you find your sons or daughters doing this,
encourage them to keep at it. Automotive Art has taken on a new meaning and identity in itself. No longer regarded or dismissed as cartoon art or
graphics illustration. Its earn its rightful place in the world of Fine art right next to Norman Rockwell and Pablo Picasso.
Do you 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!
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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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). He's even had Jay Leno and Bob Lutz as clients.