My name is Dalton Warden and I am an artist from Southeast Michigan. I grew up on a farm in Ortonville and began pencil drawing at a young age. Private classes as well as your typical public school art classes fed my creativity until attending Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design in Marquette, Michigan. Aside from spending a summer in Alaska, I lived in Marquette for five years before moving to Detroit where I lived for 3 years. During that time I became a professional assistant for an international artist and spent three months traveling Europe working and gaining professional experience. I now live in Miami Florida where I continue to create art everyday!
Resume and References-
Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design
Drawing and Painting Fine Arts Bachelor
Brandon High School
Professional Framing Certification
2008 Ortonville Creek Fest - Best in show. MI
2009 4-h Artist under 18 - Best in show. MI
2011 Brandon High School Permanent Display Case Winner. MI
2011 Drawing displayed in Welcome to NMU brochure. MI
2012 Ultimate Painting Speed Painting - 2nd Place Winner Lansing. MI
2013 Solo Show at Ore Dock Brewing Company. MI
2013 Five Commissioned painting in Togo's Marquette, MI
2013 Peter White Library emerging artist show. MI
2014 Commissioned art in The Rice Paddy Marquette, MI
2015 Students Art Gallery Portrait Show - 1st Place Winner. MI
2016 72 Point Perspective Devos Marquette, MI
2017 Donation for Wounded Warriors. Mi
2017 RAW Emerging artists show, St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
2017 Booze and Pancakes St. Andrews Hall Detroit, MI
2018 3/4 Editorial Illustration for Desert Companion Magazine. NV
2018 Commissioned Drawing for US Olympic Boxing Coach. CO
2018 Do Good Art Show In Detroit, MI
2019 Donation For Wounded Warriors. MI
2019 PuraVite Bamboo mural in main lobby. Miami, FL
2021 2 Commissions for Eganix Conference room. MI
2022 300sqft Mural on Firehouse Inn Motel in St. Ignace, MI
2022 Gates Hotel Local Art Club show on South Beach Miami, FL
2022 500sqft Mural at Sandals Resort Conference Hall in Nassau Bahamas
2023 Book cover illustration and 8 editorial illustrations for Unlocking Your Inner God by Antonio Stukes. Miami, FL.
2023 Book cover illustration for 33 Day Life Transformation by Antonio Stukes. Miami, FL.
Freelance Artist/ Illustrator
Miami, Florida/Detroit Michigan
All of the artwork on this website was created by me. Designing/ Marketing / sketching / stretching canvas / Drawing / Painting / custom framing / documentation and photo editing / boxing / shipping / are all done at my in house studio.
2016 - current
Quality Control Manager
Frameworks, Miami, Fl.
Quality control manager for Miami's largest frame shop. High quantity to single residential custom picture framing. Clients consist of the cruise ship industry, hotels, luxury hospitality, restaurants, galleries, collectors and residential.
Additional duties performed: Installs, production, design, sales, and crating.
Rochester, Mi – Paint Creek Art Center
Teaching a variety of art classes for adults at the Rochester Paint Creek Center of the Arts. Classes run 3 hours long for 9 weeks with an average of 5 students. Responsibilities include creating curriculum and teaching multiple classes: beginner drawing; intermediate drawing; advanced drawing; portrait drawing; architectural drawing; pen and ink; various individual workshops.
Lawrence Carroll Studio Assistant
Rome, Paris, Lugano, Marquette.
International artist assistant. Duties performed include: building large structures; living in other countries; following very detailed directions and following them through with absolute precision; meeting with curators and clients; shipping and handling artworks; instructing gallery crews with hanging and packaging; supply runs; shop foreman.
Custom Framing Manager
Art Leaders Gallery ; West Bloomfield, Mi.
Responsibilities included: running and maintaining a custom frame shop from sales to production; maintaining an immaculate gallery showing space (hanging art, fixing walls, name tags, etc) ; educating clients on art and framing; selling art; informing clients on new art regularly; meeting set goals with custom framing and fine art sales; delivering art, problem solving.
Michael's Custom Framing Manager
Marquette, Southfield, Shelby, Mi.
Job included: weekly sales goals; selling frames; glass specialist; problem solving; handling valuable art; immaculate studio; keeping up with high paying clients; customer service; attracting sales in store.
Hardwood Floor Expert
Warden Wood Floors ; Ortonville, Mi.
Job included: managing a crew; tear out; installing; staining; finishing; re-finishing; problem solving; supply runs; weekly deadlines.
Tongass Trading ; Ketchikan, Ak.
Job included: sales associate; organizing a warehouse; stock checks; cash register knowledge; friendly face.
Sandwich Artist / Art Director
Togos Subs ; Marquette, Mi.
Job included: delivery driver, cooking, prepping, cleaning kitchen and dining room, art and advertisement director.
Mt. Holly Ski and Snowboard
-Patric Woodard : Staff Scientist Trimedia
-Edwin Gonzalez : Lead Gallerist at Framerworks Valmar
-Bonnie Mansour: Owner of Art Leaders Gallery.
West Bloomfield, Mi.
-Alex Wilson: Paint Creek Art Center Manager
Rochester Hills, Mi.