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Meet Daniel Van Gerpen – Fresno Painter Depends on Ag for Inspiration

My name is Daniel Van Gerpen, a Fresno based artist. I have been surrounded by agricultural landscapes my entire life. I grew up in the Midwest surrounded by corn and bean fields. The vibrating rows vibrated in my periphery as I endeavored on many a drive through the country. When I moved to California as a young adult I found the fertile fields of the Salinas Valley a source of artistic inspiration. It was not until my migration to the central valley in the throws of a drought that my interest turned to the relationship between the fields and their water sources.
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