Year: 2011

a great year for leaves

This time of year, you’ll usually see me looking down at the ground as I walk, with a clutch of dried leaves in my hand. It’s leaf hunt…

North Wind I, abstraction of an autumn leaf ©Daniel Sroka

how I name my artwork

The names I choose for my art all follow a certain style: short names of no more than two or three words, that are metaphorical, not literal descriptions.…

Thank you Steve Jobs

When I was 12, I earned my first computer by helping scrape a hundred years of paint off my uncle’s house. It was an Apple II, one of…

introducing two new galleries

I’d like to introduce you to two galleries that now carry my artwork: Beeseye Fine Art in London and Gallery Veronique in Cincinnati. I met them both at…

abstract of a leaf of a queen anne's lace ©Daniel Sroka

a leaf from queen anne’s lace

While taking my dog for a walk, I noticed that the Queen Anne’s lace was in full bloom all along the side of the road. I grabbed one…

making my blog better for my art

Did you see? I have just made some improvements to the design of my blog. Nice, huh? My old design was frankly getting a little long in the…

new art on my site

new photographs for the summer

I have just added many new photographs to my site. This new art includes some playful abstractions of plants I found while walking at a local nature preserve.…

my job is absurd

My job is absurd. When I stop to think about it, what I do for a living is simply, utterly absurd. Today I spent hours staring at the…

abstraction of a maple seed

Today I’m working with a small stem containing several seed pods from a maple tree – what my kids call “helicopters”. I love the intensity of the vascular…

the twists and turns of a vine

The past couple of days I have been working with a tiny fragment of wild vine that I found last fall, walking in the Great Swamp with my…

organized chaos

After a day of work, my huge crazy pile of the detritus of nature that I collected last summer and fall has been sifted, edited, and organized. Every…

Back to making art!

After what feels like forever, today I am back to making art. And it feels great! The last few months been so busy (prepping for Artexpo, relationship-building afterwards,…

Some of the artists at Artexpo 2011

So, was it worth doing Artexpo?

Artexpo took place over a month ago, and I feel like I am finally able to come up for air. It was such a busy, crazy experience! The…

My booth at Artexpo 2011

Artexpo is over!

Whew, Artexpo New York was a huge success. Everything I could have hoped for. After granting myself one morning off to recover a little, I am crazy busy…

my art is framed and ready to go

Yesterday I made the 1+ hour drive down to French Canvas to pick up my canvases, all framed and wired and ready for my booth at Artexpo. It’s…

preparing for Artexpo

Artexpo NYC is just a month away, and I am crazy-busy getting ready for it. This is my first big tradeshow, and it is amazing what a logistical…

Storm Front by Daniel Sroka

Storm Front, an abstraction of a catcus

Right now I’m preparing my photographs for my booth at this year’s ArtExpo. This week, when I haven’t been interrupted by snow days, I’ve been working on Storm…