|I have spent the majority of my life being both artist and photographer. Aside from numerous shows, I also hosted 2
television series on painting.
(reprinted from the Washington Times)
Saunders has enthusiastically pursued the art of fine portraiture for
over 25 years,
portraits of striking beauty and accuracy. To
Saunders, the highest achievement is not simply in the creation of a
great portrait but in achieving an excellent likeness and capturing the
subjects personality. A native of Washington, D.C., Saunders has
portraits in the collections all throughout the region. His subjects
include, mayors, senators, business men and socialites.
works, especially the recently completed Holy Trinity mural at St.
Francis of Assisi Catholic Church in Derwood, Maryland, have inspired
and touched the hearts of so many. Rev. Johann G. Roten, SM Director
Marian Library/International Marian Research Institute University of
Dayton said, "Beautiful art.....intriguing and thought provoking....a
joy for many faithful and visitors alike.". Premier portrait artist,
John Howard Sanden called it, " A Magnificent Mural Project......
insightful......I encourage you to view these pictures of Dan's
marvelous mural project. You will be inspired."
WRC-TV4's (NBC) I.J. Hudson in Washington,
D.C. carried features recognizing Saunders as an outstanding portrait
artist. Saunders feels that there is nothing more intriguing or
challenging then capturing the life, heart and soul of a subject, and
he rises to the occasion.
In 2002, I went from 35mm photography to digital. This allowed
me the freedom of legally manipulating photographs not only for
book covers and web sites, but for motion picture film development
progrects. I became most interested in the novella, CARMILLA. At the
time, 16 year old model, Rebecca Delawder, became my choice for the
As a member of OMP (One Model Place), I
received numerous rewards for my nude photography. It was at this point
that I turned my photographic interest to mostely nude photography and
Since that time I have expanded my works to
include, executive and business photography, head shots, genre photo
shoots and so much more.