Paintings (and more) By Dakota Daetwiler

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Paintings By Dakota Daetwiler

Announcement    Northern California acrylic artist, illustrator and children's book author. Message me for custom inquiries!


Last updated on Apr 26, 2016

Northern California acrylic artist, illustrator and children's book author. Message me for custom inquiries!


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Small town artist and all around creator

My name is Dakota Daetwiler. I was born and raised in Fortuna, Ca. which is where I currently reside. I am a self taught artist that likes to create my own world using paint and canvas. I use many mediums, although I prefer oils and acrylics. I am inspired by anything bright, vibrant, colorful, peaceful, and beautiful. I like to think my art is a mix between something inspired by Tim Burton and Lisa Frank.
In 2013 I opened my own gallery in Fortuna. I loved it so much, and it was more successful that I could have ever dreamed it would be. There is nothing quite like being able to talk to and interact with people while they view my work. Sadly, in 2015 it burned down in the infamous “star hotel” fire. The building I was renting was over 100 years old, and the electricity had issues. The fire was said to have started in the alley in a fuse box two doors down from me, and it took down a half city block and five small businesses, including mine. That was one of the worst days of my life... but I have never been one to let circumstances keep me down.
I have tried to remain optimistic and keep moving forward since the fire. I sell my art mainly at Hot Brew Bistro in Fortuna, Cherie Anaya (the owner) has been a huge help to me and keeping my career afloat since losing my gallery. I also do shows all over the US, and have tried to really expand my horizons and “think big.” I have many outlets I use online to get my name out there, Facebook is probably the main one but I also use Youtube, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, Etsy, and my website to reach people all over the world. ( links to all of these can be found here:
If the fire taught me anything it is that this moment is fleeting, and things can change in an instant. I try very hard to just take life as it comes at me, rolling with the punches and continuing to push forward and figure out ways to adapt and grow. What is next for my business? I’m not sure... but I do know one thing, I will either be a huge success or die trying.
Thank you to everyone who believes in me.
-Dakota Daetwiler

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    Hi! I'm Dakota Daetwiler. I am a self taught artist from Northern California. This shop is where I sell my random creations. I also am a children's book author and illustrator. Check out my listings for unique and awesome gifts.

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    San Francisco, CA

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Last updated on December 23, 2015
I am a 25 year old artist from California. I am completely self taught and like to think I am where I am because I work so hard. Buying a painting from me means you will not only get a wonderful accent for your home, but you will be supporting a small town artist on the rise. If you want a specific painting done please feel free to contact me, I take commissions!
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In stock items ship within 5 business days. Custom canvas print orders, cartoon caricatures, custom paintings and hand made items can take up to 30 days to ship, sometimes longer depending on the time it takes to create. If you need anything by a certain date please contact me and we will be able to work it out!