Western artist and horse trainer Dan Farnam was born in 1948 in Van Nuys, California. His artistic ability came naturally. His father, "Dusty" Farnam, worked as an artist for Walt Disney and Universal Studios.
Dan showed artistic promise at an early age, but when a cousin introduced him to horses, he got hooked. At 17, he worked at Studio Stables, Burbank, California, where movie horses were bought, trained, and sold. It was here that his love of training began.
In 1968, Dan's father retired, and Dan and his parents moved to Grants Pass, Oregon. Later, the cutting bug hit Dan and he was lured to Napa, California, to work for cutting-horse trainer Leon Harrell.
After his father passed away, Dan returned to Oregon to be with his mother and to establish his career. Always the artist, Dan found time between training and successfully showing horses to do some work in pastels, acrylics, and watercolors. His work has received honors such as "Best of Show" and "Most Popular Vote."
The artist/trainer's latest endeavor, "Flat Iron Art," is proving to be a popular and rewarding adventure. Dan's love for animals is captured in amazing action and intricate detail in his pieces. Each scene is hand-drawn on 16-gauge steel and then cut out with a plasma arc.
"Dan Farnam is a versatile artist and can design something unique just for you!" Each piece of artwork is individually crafted and can be modified with hooks for hatracks, coffee mugs, towels, and more.
Call Dan at(541) 479 4858 and tell him what you want, and he'll do it.