Marley Park resident Dan Romero has been busy working in his studio during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Mr. Romero will be exhibiting his bronze sculptures at the 24th Annual Hidden in the Hills Artist Studio Tour Friday, Nov. 20 through Sunday, Nov. 22 and Friday, Nov. 27 through Sunday, Nov. 29 at Studio 13 in north Scottsdale.
This group of artists are eager to showcase their work after being quarantined for the better part of this year. “Hidden in the Hills” encourages all to visit this year.
This is one of the first festivals in the Valley for 2020. The studio tour has 35 socially distanced studios with 140 artists.
Retiring from the motion pictures business in Los Angeles after 43 years, Mr. Romero started sculpting a little more than five years ago when working on a film in San Francisco. He said he heard a voice saying, “you can sculpt that,” while looking at banners of the San Francisco Ballet Company.
He drove directly to an art store and bought some clay, some wire and basic sculpting tools and created his first ballerina. Self-taught his sculptures display a sense of movement in an otherwise solid piece of bronze.
Since then he’s created an array of sculptures having had exhibits in Laguna Beach, Scottsdale, Carefree, Cave Creek and Dillon, Colorado.
His works are in private collections in California, Arizona and Colorado. His sculptures are made to evoke a sense of movement, emotion and mumanity.
For a map of the studios participating in this tour presented by the Sonoran Arts League, visit this site.