Dan Bunn

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Dan Bunn

Aged 26

Grand Central Atelier

Instructor(s): Colleen Barry, Will St. John, Anthony Baus, Kathryn Engberg, Devin Cecil-Wishing, Jacob Collins, Kevin Cisneros, Sandra Sanchez, Gregory Mortensen, Zoe Dufour

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  • Artworks

Bull's Bridge River Rapids

Oil on Wood

30.48 x 40.64 cms (12 x 16 ins)

Seated Figure; Lorenzo

Oil on Linen

76.2 x 55.88 cms (30 x 22 ins)

Cast Painting

Oil on Linen

50.8 x 40.64 cms (20 x 16 ins)


Oil on Linen

50.8 x 60.96 cms (20 x 24 ins)

Still Life with bread and tankard

Oil on Linen

22.86 x 30.48 cms (9 x 12 ins)

Figure Study; Freddy


60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)

Figure Study, Leticia


60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)

Figure Study; Bruce


60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)

Figure Study, Fil

graphite and charcoal

60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)

Ecorche Study

graphite and gouache

60.96 x 45.72 cms (24 x 18 ins)


Oil on Linen

50.8 x 35.56 cms (20 x 14 ins)

My Long-term Educational and Career Goals:

Dan Bunn


I intend to become a full time painter and career artist and have dedicated my life to this pursuit. I believe patience and hard work as well as deep love, curiosity, and a sense of wonder can make my goals a reality. I feel tremendously thankful to have found Grand Central Atelier along my meandering life path which began with a love for 'making things' when I was a small child. I find skill-based fine arts education critical to my personal development and a totally transformative experience. Before entering Grand Central Atelier I felt a major gap in my understanding of how to produce fully realized drawings and paintings. Studying at GCA has taught me how to dissect and organize complex visual problems into a series of preparatory studies and procedural methods that with practice and hopefully, mastery, can produce high quality artworks. I have completed two years of study so far and I hope to continue as a student at GCA for another two years. I plan to develop my own completed works alongside my studies, and hope one day to show my works in prestigious private and public collections. I have made it this far in large part because of generous scholarships and grants and I humbly hope the ARC will help me continue my studies at Grand Central Atelier with scholarship funding.


Dan Bunn



            2009-10 Life Drawing 1 and 2 and University of Wisconsin Madison

            2010-2014 BFA graduate from California College of the Arts in Illustration

            2013 Landscape Painting Workshop with Robert Hunt

            2014-15 Studies with David Hardy of the Atelier School of Classical Realism

            2015 and 2016 Sculpture workshops with Alicia Ponzio

            2016-present Core Program student at Grand Central Atelier



Awards and Honors:

            2009 American Visions Award Scholastic Arts

            2015 Master Class Full Scholarship Recipient awarded by Bo Bartlett

            2015 Stobart Foundation Grant Recipient

            2017 Grand Central Atelier Cast Drawing Scholarship Award

            2017 Grand Central Atelier Structure Drawing Scholarship Award