Artist Spotlight: Dan Diehl

         Dan Daheil

My artwork is created using an obscure technique called Fumage. Pioneered by Wolfgang Paalen, it is almost unknown today. The soot is collected directly from the lit flames of a candle or oil lamp. Then, using a range of instruments, I transfer it to the paper and proceed to blend, erase and manipulate the soot until the final image is achieved. My goal is to achieve fantastic realism work from an unconventional medium thereby showing that great art need not be limited to the realms of paint and graphite.

I am inspired by the work of master realism artists such as Dirk Dzimirsky and Antonio Castelló Avilleira. I believe in challenging myself and always striving for perfection. It is important to never top learning, especially in the field of art. If you can’t find a technique that you can connect with, develop your own.

Intense an curious looking people are among my favorite subjects. Although portraits usually are the most challenging, they are also my favorite. I feel best when I have captured a strong emotion in both the subject and the viewer. If a picture is worth a thousand words, those words should tell a story.


About Us…

The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild includes a wide variety of artists including painters, wood turners, jewelry makers, potters, photographers, writers, seashell crafters, glass makers, screen printers and leather crafters. We meet the first Tuesday of each month at the Folly Beach Community Center at 6:30 pm.

Applications for membership are accepted from August 15th until December 1st. Those wishing to exhibit their work must be juried in through the application process. Renewal of membership is NOT automatic. The guild reserves the right not to renew a membership if the member no longer meets the requirements and spirit of the art guild. Exhibiting membership fees are $35.00, Associate membership is $20.00.

Exhibiting members who sell their work at any show on Folly Beach must have a current Folly Beach business license. Exhibiting members who sell their work at any show in SC must also have a SC Retail Sales License.

No new applications are being taken for our jewelry and photography categories. 

President’s Message…

The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild is adjourned for the summer. We will reconvene on August  2, 2016 at 6:30 PM for our regular meeting at the Folly Beach community center. We will begin taking applications on August 15, 2016 – December 1, 2016.

Thank you for visiting The Folly Beach Arts and Crafts Guild website. Our goal is to promote the talent of our local artists and to share their wonderful original works with our immediate community, the State of SC and to all those who understand the importance of art in our lives. We feature our artists here on our website, on our Facebook page and through our many shows during the calendar year. We encourage you to consider our guild when looking for opportunities to share your original art. We would love to have you as a part of our guild.

Joanna Biondolillo
Guild President