Dale

Coons

Ponca City

acrylic paint

Just paint the hell out of it.

Artist Statement

I have a solid love of color and life and I paint because it is such an expressive medium. While I sometimes do abstract work, I feel a need to connect my painting to reality, through forms, solidity, distance, and light. I paint to learn, to experiment, to express, and to keep from getting bored. I would like to get better. I believe in the healthy practice of stealing good ideas from others and believe that communities of artists are a good thing.

Artist Bio

I was born in Ponca City and have lived all of my life here, except for a bit of time spent in Stillwater at OSU and in Edmond while attending CSU, where I graduated with an art degree in 1977.

 

Avoiding commercial art, I tooka job as a Letter Carrier because I wanted an income and was afraid to dive off the deep end of the pool. Union activities took up a lot of my 'down' time and painting was a guilty pleasure. I managed to paint a couple of murals during my 35 years as a mailman.

 

I retired at the end of 2012 and have been trying to make up for lost painting time since then.

Somewhere in the Mountains
Big Bug Battle
Somewhere in the Mountains
Big Bug Battle
Evening Flight
Evening Flight
Another Unfortunate Incident
Another Unfortunate Incident
King of the Canyon
King of the Canyon
Somewhere Way Out West
Somewhere Way Out West
The Magic Flute
The Magic Flute
Another Day at the Beach
Another Day at the Beach
Retro Space Cruiser
Retro Space Cruiser
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A Very Sharp Cheddar
A Diminishing Probability of Breakfast
Observed in Colorado
A Diminishing Probability of Breakfast
Observed in Colorado
Tripping the Keys
Tripping the Keys
Retro Space
Retro Space
Somewhere Over the Mississippi
Somewhere Over the Mississippi