Portrait painting used to require a subject to sit for hours on end, forcing them to first take tedious lessons on not moving from willing ventriloquist dummies. Thankfully, modern technology allows Daniel Dean to take a more practical approach. When a client commissions a portrait, Mr. Dean first snaps hundreds of images of them during a photo shoot, focusing on capturing natural expressions that show their personality. As clients return to their daily lives, he refers to the images to produce works of art. The result is a life-like, yet uniquely stylized, oil painting.
Every stroke of Mr. Dean’s brush is guided by his extensive art background. The artist trained as an oil painter, and earned an undergraduate degree at Bowling Green State University and a master’s degree at the University of Cincinnati. When not painting, he shares his expertise as an adjunct professor at UC and the University of Dayton, and trains younger students during classes held at his studio.
Originally from Cartersville, Virginia, Elliott Jordan traveled south to pursue his passion, sojourning in Kentucky, where he received his bachelor’s in art and eventually his master’s in arts education. Experienced in portraiture, Jordan has transformed expressive countenances into works of art for more than 40 years, and his work has been displayed from the East to the Midwest—gracing the walls of the Cincinnati City Hall, Kentucky State University, and the historic Harriet Beecher Stowe House in Connecticut. Following a number of inspiring visits to Ghana, Jordan became a collector and dealer of African art, and today he displays and sells African artifacts at his gallery, as well as his own works and gold-framed pizza-delivery menus. He leads a number of painting classes inside the gallery's studio, where students follow along to create unique and colorful creations.
When it comes to jewelry shopping in Cincinnati, only one name comes to mind, Indigenous.
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For the best pick-me-up in town, grab a cup of java at Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop.
Sit outside when the weather is fine — Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop has a lovely patio to enjoy a warm day.
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Whether you prefer street or lot parking, Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop is located near both options.
Cyclists will love the spacious bike racks outside of Redtree Art Gallery and Coffee Shop.
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At Bromwell's in Cincinnati, you can become your own interior designer and pick out great furniture items for every room in your home.
What kind of artwork catches your eye? Swing by this store for a look at some of the finest pieces in town.
Brighten up your walls with the great pieces here including mirrors.
It's time to make your living space even more livable with vases.
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When life simply isn't dramatic enough, Cincinnati's stage shows at Clifton Cultural Arts Center are for you.
Every great place has a restaurant on the side. When you come to this museum, it's no different.
Go ahead and bring your rug rats with you — this museum has kid-friendly policy.
Learn some new dance styles, such as Latin fusion, with a Zumba class from Clifton Cultural Arts Center.
Parking is plentiful, so patrons can feel free to bring their vehicles.
Clifton Cultural Arts Center offers safe bike parking outside.