On May 8, 2016 our gallery experienced one of our greatest personal losses. Daniel Ng, our dear friend and primary acrylic artist, passed away unexpectedly from an aneurysm while attending an art show in Dallas, Texas. Daniel was best known for his amazing use of color and a fish-eye lens technique he applied to his interior and landscape paintings.
Daniel lived in Portland, Oregon, and fell in love with the Palouse while working on a special 5 foot x 7 foot commission painting for the University of Idaho’s 125th Anniversary: Athens of Idaho.
Daniel proceeded to paint a collection of four more Palouse scenes depicting the bright colors of the rolling hills including: Blue Truck Palouse Fields, Two Sheds, Old Blue Truck, and Red Hills Palouse.
Daniel was a rising star with collectors throughout the country. He was the featured artist for dozens of art shows including Castle Rock, Colorado; Salem, Oregon; and Dallas, Texas. Despite Daniel’s talent and increasing stature within the art world, he remained fiercely loyal to our gallery and refused to sell his work through other galleries. We will continue to work as Daniel’s exclusive agents on behalf of his wife, Sandra.
Last year, Daniel was our featured artist for ArtWalk. He spent the evening casually chatting with our ArtWalk guests--thoroughly enjoying every moment of the party and amazed by our special community where his art is so greatly appreciated and supported. He said Moscow felt like a second home and he was eager to return as our featured artist again for this year's event. He planned to bring his entire booth and set up in front of the gallery so he could share even more of his work with our town. He had such a wonderful time last June that he asked his wife if she would join him for the next one. She promised him she would come. Daniel's wife will be in attendance this year to see firsthand the adoration our community holds for Daniel as we focus on the vividness and beauty he brought into our lives.
We are eternally grateful for the vibrant canvases Daniel left behind to enrich our world. His work continues to surprise and enamor art collectors from all walks of life.
Daniel’s work is selling quickly; he had collectors and fans throughout the country and there are a very limited number of signed giclee prints still available.
If you are looking for a way to help, a memorial fund has been set up in Daniel’s honor: https://www.gofundme.com/danielngmemorial