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Dan Shanahan: Scenes of Syracuse

Dan Shanahan’s paintings highlight the quiet beauty found in everyday scenes of city life. The watercolors, which Shanahan paints en plein air and on location, depict residential and downtown city streets. While Shanahan’s paintings are mostly devoid of people, they teem with evidence of a small but bustling city: cars line the roads, and businesses prosper along downtown city blocks. Featuring renderings of popular locations, including Armory Square, Franklin Square, and the Westcott and University neighborhoods, Scenes of Syracuse is a love letter to our distinctive urban environment.

Shanahan is a selected artist from the Everson’s CNY Artist Initiative, a competitive program that highlights the multi-faceted talents of artists living in Central New York. 

Everson CNY Artist Initiative made possible with support from Terry and Bill Delavan.

Dan Shanahan
Fayette Blvd & Audubon Pkwy, 2021
Watercolor, 10 x 14 inches
Courtesy of the artist