A Celebration of 50 years Exhibiting at the VAC gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park from May 27th to July 9th, 2023.
Daniel Van Zyle’s exhibition opens Saturday, May 27th. The public is invited to meet him at a reception for the artist from 2 – 4pm, that day at VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park.
Daniel Van Zyle is well known for his paintings and drawing of Hawaiʻi and possibly best know for his mastery of stone lithography. His subtlety of color and fine detail has placed him amongst the best who choose to employ the demanding technique. One critic observed that Daniel’s art work is united by a “keen observation and attention to detail with virtuoso drawing skills that create a pure and precise vision of the beauty and vulnerability of Hawaiʻi’s wildlife.” Van Zyle’s numerous distinctions include being named Hawaiʻi Audubon Society Artist 1989-90 and Hawai’i Ducks Unlimited Artist 1992 and 1994. His works are part of the permanent collections of Cornell Laboratory of Ornithology, the Hawai’i State Foundation on Culture and the Arts, and the Honolulu Academy of Arts. Included in his public and private commissions are the 1997-98 Hawai’i State Conservation Stamp and illustration of the award-winning children’s book “Flight of the Golden Plover”. Van Zyle is currently working on another children’s book.
Raised in rural surroundings and growing up with nature as a close companion, his love of wildlife and places were imprinted on him and nurtured at an early age. Throughout his life, Van Zyle has expressed his connection to the natural environment through his art. Daniel states “Islands that rise out of the sea, thousands of miles from landfall, have many stories to tell.” He captures these stories through his exquisitely detailed artwork. Daniel resides in Honolulu on the Island of Oʻahu.
Daniel will be present at the exhibition opening on Saturday, May 27th. The public is invited to meet him at a reception for the artist from 2 – 4pm, that day at VAC Gallery in Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park. While the exhibit and reception are free, park entrance fees apply. The exhibit will also be available for viewing on VAC’s website at www.volcanoartcenter.org.
Volcano Art Center is located at Hawaiʻi Volcanoes National Park, Building 42, Volcano, HI 96785
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Daniel Van Zyle, headshot
“Big Birds Flying High, Throwing Shadows On our Eyes. Nene”. Acrylic on panel by Daniel Van Zyle
“Hawai’i Wetland Birds”. Acrylic on panel by Daniel Van Zyle