-By Dan dos Santos

I’ve really been enjoying Donato’s ‘Portfolio’ posts recently. I hold his work in very high esteem, and somehow seeing his own humble beginnings makes my own personal endeavors seem that much more achievable.

I’ve thought about doing a similar post before, but cringed at the idea of some of these works seeing the light of day again. Though, in the spirit of sharing, I thought I too would showcase some of my earliest paintings.

I graduated from the School of Visual Arts, NYC, just over 13 years ago. Upon leaving those doors, my portfolio consisted of just 5 mediocre oil paintings. Nonetheless, I began shopping them around, looking for freelance work. These are those 5 pieces.