Daniel Garringer’s connection to the earthy rural lifestyle has been a consistent influence on his artistic style. His paintings and drawings often depict themes that are based on his strong beliefs in absolutes and common shared experiences. In the limited exhibition he as allowed himself, jurors have recognized his works with numerous honors. Born in Nebraska City, he has been a lifelong resident of the State.
During High School his Art Teacher Jack Shofstall introduced him to the works of Andrew Wyeth, which set in motion a lifetime admiration of the stories told by the weathered textures of ordinary objects. In 1980 he began pursuing a degree in Art Education. While at Kearney State College he worked under the supervision of exceptional professors like Jon Dinsmore, Elmer Holzricher, Jack Karraker, Keith Lowry, Larry Peterson, and Ray Schultz.
Upon completion of his course work, Garringer immediately started teaching Art in the Public Schools and in 2003 he completed a Masters Degree in Art Education. In 2019, after 30 years of teaching Art, Garringer retired to devote more time to creating Art.