Danny Griego
San Diego, California

Danny Griego enjoys infusing his works with a sense of mystery. In his compositions, he hopes to leave room for viewers to use their imagination. He believes "there is even beauty in the mundane." Danny oftentimes works alla prima, which means he completes a painting in one session without waiting for the paint to dry. During his free time, he enjoys working on things that involve a process, and he has been a home brewer since 1989. He currently lives in California. Fun fact: In 1992, he worked on the Olympic games in Barcelona, constructing and painting scenic elements for the opening ceremony. Since he didn't speak Catalan and no one spoke English, his team got jobs done mostly through hand gestures. He got the job by meeting someone at a bar!

Artist and Customer Comments

Danny Griego 7/12/2015 | 7:29 PM

Just had an awesome time at the Telluride Plein Air Festival. It was a week long event that featured 31 artists and their plein air paintings in and around Telluride. I made some sales which is great. I was also the winner of the quick draw competition. It's an event where all 31 artists paint in the same vicinity for 2 hours and the public are encouraged to attend and see the artists painting. At the end of 2 hours a winner is chosen and the paintings are auctioned off to the public. I was fortunate enough to sell my quick draw painting as well.

Danny Griego 3/12/2014 | 3:30 PM

I am please to announce that my painting, "Buzzing By" will be exhibited at the California Art Club's 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition at the Autry National Center March 30th - April 20th 2014. Here are some details about the exhibition, I hope you are able to visit in person or online. California Art Club, est. 1909 103rd Annual Gold Medal Juried Exhibition March 30th - April 20th, 2014 Artists' Gala Reception: March 29th 6 - 9pm Autry National Center 4700 Western Heritage Way Los Angeles, CA 95614 Link to see the painting "Buzzing By": Link for more info: It's my first time in this show, I'm stoked! Danny Griego

Danny Griego 3/12/2014 | 3:14 PM

Hi R Erickson Thanks for your comment much appreciated! Danny Griego

R Erickson 3/10/2014 | 5:11 PM

Nice work

Danny Griego 3/2/2014 | 1:37 PM

Thanks Patrick! You're right, there were workers there wrapping up for the day. I appreciate the comment. Regards, Danny

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Patrick 2/28/2014 | 12:52 PM

Clever name and cool painting. I get the sense a worker in a vest and hard hat are right around the corner.

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Oil painting on masonite board
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12" h x 12" w 
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A classic car on the side of the road will inspire me anytime. I did a plein air study (on site painting) to aid me in creating this studio piece. Since I prepared the surface myself, there are subtle brushstrokes from the gesso I used, which adds a little bit of texture to the painting. The painting is signed and varnished. The back was prepared in a neutral grey and is also signed with the title of the piece and the year. It comes ready for framing.

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Masonite board

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