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        My name is Dalton Warden and I am an artist from Southeast Michigan.  I grew up on a farm in Ortonville and began drawing very quickly. Private classes as well as your typical public school art classes fed my creativity until attending Northern Michigan Universities School of Art and Design in Marquette Michigan. Aside from spending a summer 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 two months traveling Europe working and gaining professional experience. I now live in Miami Florida where I pursue editorial illustration, build frames, and my favorite...create art. 


Dalton Warden

Resume and References-




Northern Michigan University School of Art and Design

Marquette, Mi.

Drawing and Painting Fine Arts Bachelor

2016 Graduate

Brandon High School

Ortonville, Mi.

2011 Graduate

Professional Framing Certification

Michael's Stores





Work History:

Professional Framer

Frameworks, Miami, Fl. 

This is Miami's largest frame shop. Daily tasks include custom framing sales, high end/ museum quality custom framing, and high quantity commercial frames. Clients include Carnival Cruise Lines, Hilton Hotels, and Hard Rock Hotels to name a few. 


Freelance Editorial Illustrator


Architecture and portrait drawings for professional companies, primarily newspapers and magazine publications.


Art Instructor

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.

2017- Current

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.


Sales Associate

Tongass Trading ; Ketchikan, Ak.

Job included: sales associate; organizing a warehouse; stock checks; cash register knowledge; friendly face.

Summer 2012



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

Holly, Mi.

Chairlift operator.

Winter 2010-2011


-Tim Cleary: Northern Michigan University Professor of Painting

Marquette, Mi.


-Brenda Miller : Store manager of Michaels Arts and Crafts

Marquette, Mi.

(906) 228-3059

-Bonnie Mansour: Owner of Art Leaders Gallery.

West Bloomfield, Mi.

(248) 539-0262

-Alex Wilson: Paint Creek Art Center

Rochester Hills, Mi.

(248) 651-4110

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