With encouragement from his parents when he was a boy, artist Dan Wardlow turned a talent into a career that has taken him over the world creating paintings for his clients.
Although prolific through the years, the only gallery of his work is a collection of customer portraits that hangs in En Fuego Tobacco Shop in Murphy.
His bread and butter has been architectural illustrations that are used most often to sell a project, such as a high-rise building or a resort, to a client of an architectural firm. The drawings could be of a new structure, or a renovation of an older property.
“Clients would rather look at a pretty picture, than at blueprints,” Wardlow said. “A lot of times it has a bigger impact on the client.”
By Joe Reavis • [email protected]