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"Me & Dad" by Daniel and Jim Forsythe

May 3rd - June 22nd

Father/son duo Jim and Daniel Forsythe enjoyed an artistic dialog that spanned over 30 years. This show is a testament to their mutual respect, commitment to innovation, and love of the creative process. Jim was the primary overseer of Daniel's artistic development. He noticed that Daniel had an unusual sensitivity to mark-making as soon as he began to scribble, around age 2. At age 3 years Daniel commenced a daily habit of drawing. Jim then encouraged Dan to start painting at age 4 and by the time he was 9 he'd established a daily watercolor practice. In the fullness of time the inevitable occurred: two highly talented and prolific artists joined the world of "Art Collaborators," where the sum of the artistic whole is typically greater than its parts.

Daniel Forsythe

30 June, 1989 - Daniel was born with Down Syndrome, but that never stopped his parents from seeing his great potential and encouraging him to follow his dreams. He won his first art award at the Corpus Christi Art Center "All Membership Show" in 2005, in conjunction with his father Jim for their collaborative Work on Paper. He went on to take prizes of his own in high school art contests (2007), a VSA scholarship award (2009), and he was chosen by renowned gallerist Clint Willour as a Rockport Center for the Arts "Merit Artist" (2010). From an early age Daniel longed to work as a bagger at HEB; he will soon celebrate his 13th anniversary as an HEB Partner. When asked to make an Artist Statement, Daniel said, "It feels good to make artwork. I want to keep doing it the rest of my life. It's what I love to do. I like to make Dad happy by painting every day. His work's guided me all my life. I'm glad Dad pushed me to

become an artist."

Exhibition Gallery

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