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Daniel Tousignant 

Raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, Tousignant started painting at the age of five. The unique spirit and energy of every scene he paints captures the subtleties of color and light. Daniel's work never fails to bring delight and wonder to its viewers.

"I love recalling collective memories of peaceful landscapes, creating environments with open, expansive, clear horizons - an old tree, a vista of pastureland, and the distant billowing clouds of my lazy youth." - Daniel Tousignant

His Botanicals refract light so beautifully that they become a natural medium for the luminous way that he sees and portrays his subjects. The pure, pigmented colors are layered and blended on custom-made black lacquered wood panels.

In a review, Barcelona's Metropolitan Magazine described Tousignant's art as follows:

"Looking at the work of San Francisco artist Daniel Tousignant is like staring at a freeze frame of the best dream you've ever had, and the effect is a sudden wash of chest-clutching happiness. The beauty evoked by his landscape is so intense that it elevates them into the realm of abstraction, even though on the surface they're utterly representative. There is some living depth, all the more fascinating for its hiddenness, breathing behind every leafy branch. The artist says that trees reflect the beauty and vulnerability of all living things. Maybe this vulnerability is what we see just under the surface of his canvasses, and what elicits such a visceral reaction to his work."

Mr. Tousignant attended the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Chicago Art Institute, Central School of Art in London, and the Royal Academy in London, England. Tousignant has exhibited in galleries throughout the US and recently in Barcelona, Spain. The artist received the 2008 Spectrum Honoree Award by the Access Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports affordable mental health services. Recent San Francisco public exhibitions of his work include: Bank of America, Transamerica Building, Parkmerced. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Marin Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian and Papercity Magazine.

Eight Trees Path
White Birch
single Oval Tree
Eleven Trees
Single Tree
Eight Trees
Three Trees
SIngle Tree of Life 1
Single Tree of life 2
Tree of Life Path
Nine Trees
Single Shade Tree
Single Tree With Two Clouds
Octopus Garden
Single Tree Master Print
Double Tree
Single Oak II
Single Oak
windswept II
Gold Horizon I
Gold Horizon II
Single Oak III
Horse Study oil on canvas 60 x 72
Thistle oil on panel 24 x 24
Red Coral oil on wood 24 x 60
Opposing Ferns oil on wood 24 x 24
red coral I oil on wood 24 x 24
Moray Eel oil on wood 12 x 72
blue coral I oil on wood  24 x 24
Fern oil on panel 24 x 24
blue coral II oil on wood 24 x 24
Cloudscape with single Tree of Life II low res
botanical II  36 x 36
Black Birch oil on panel 24 x 24
Bamboo black oil on panel 24 x 24
black birch 72 x 30
SKY 2009
fern 2012 36 x 36 lowres
Black Birch I 36 x 36
the long landscape double tree 96 x 30 LOW RES
marin magazine submit double tree 30 x 40
silhouette trees II oil on canvas 30x40LOW RES
the long landscape single tree 96 x 30LOW RES
heart 1
white birch X
Sky 2009 30 x 84
whitefield I
Copy of single tree horizon II
Single Tree Valley
Copy of Autum Sunset II
long landscape single oak oil on canvas 36 x 12 low res
American Landscape Tree of Life 09
notepad image 3
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