"Daniel Derascavage takes the simple beauty of the female form and its relationship to the environment, and captures it in oil on canvas. This artist has a serious gift for representing an honest simplicity as his figures capture a sense of the moment. The relationship he creates between body and landscape seems harmonious and natural. The flesh of his subjects gleams under a warm light that is common to Florida, where the artist now spends much of his time. He paints in a vivid style of exacting realism tempered by passages of loose, sumptuous brushwork. The physical immediacy of the scenes heightens the intimacy of our view, asking us to look beyond the obvious..."
February 17, 2005 The WAVE Gallery, in Key West Florida, will feature a gorgeous collection of figurative oils by Dan Derascavage. "Dan has a way with the female form, that few men do", says Rory Johnson, WAVE Gallery Coordinator, "He gives the viewer a voyeur-like appreciation of the girl next door".