Although I am a painter and sculptor, I have always thought that if I had something important
enough to say, why not just write it down? At 69 years of age, I have only recently found
something important enough to share, and so, here it is:
The only thing that matters is love.
The spirit, our spirits, are eternal.
There is a reality of which we experience only a very small part.
When I asked myself how to depict love, “BIG FLOWERS” came to me. Good enough…no more
questions. I hope you enjoy them and feel some of the energy and emotion that went into
1971– Daniel DeRoux started painting as a daily practice.
1979– He exhibited with Georgia O’Keefe at the National Collection in D.C., the S.F.
Museum of Modern Art, the Denver Art Museum and the Newport Harbor Art Museum.
The work from that show is now in the collection of the Butler Institute of American Art,
the oldest art museum in the U.S..
1986– DeRoux began making public art and has installed about 30 murals and
sculptures in stone, wood, glass, and metal, all in Alaska.
1990– He painted in Berlin with Bill C. Ray.
1991– They exhibited at the Czar’s Summer Palace at St. Petersburg. Despite his best
efforts, 40 works of art are still there, held by customs officials.
1995– DeRoux created online art classes for K-12, traveling many times to Korea, Japan
and Okinawa to do art workshops.
Daniel adds, I am fortunate enough to be married to JoAnn Grady and we have a daughter
and grandson here in Ashland, Oregon where we have lived for 7 years. Our beautiful son Eric
passed 2.5 years ago hiking in the Sierras. The flower paintings are imbued with his spirit.