I enjoy painting the rich color and texture of the painting knife contrasting the hard to soft edges of the paintbrush. I love experimenting with different expressions of the natural paint medium. A common drip, dry brush marks to the fluid lush marks of a painting knife. Each mark begins to tell a story like words in a paragraph. 

About me

Daryl Urig

Artist Statement

The contemporary evolution of The Paintings of Daryl Urig developed over years of experimentation in his personal laboratory on canvases. Every mark from the painter’s tool touches the canvas with energetic motion and energy to fully express all the qualities of paint. He asks the viewer to visually participate in assembling the marks in their mind to create the overall visual animation. Rich, thin and thick color are applied with a painting knife, brush, and fingertip to gesture the movement of the three-dimensional form. These tools of the artist emphasize very hard and soft edges to gain a heightened experience of form and space.



Daryl Urig has painted his entire life. He is a graduate of Columbus College of Art & Design with a Bachelor of Fine Arts. He worked as a graphic designer for 15 years designing packages for Procter and Gamble, Johnson and Johnson, Nestles, and Interactive gaming and education programs for WCET. He perfected his teaching talent as an adjunct professor with the University of Cincinnati for over 10 years. As its Academic Coordinator, he created a 4-year program for the University of Cincinnati. He authored three books on painting, Tips for a Contemporary Painter, Plein Air Painting for Everyone, and Painting Knife Explained. He is a contributing writer for Leisure Painter magazine in the UK. 

His work has hung in the Columbus Art and Toledo Art Museums. His work hangs in private collections and galleries in the United States and the UK. He has won major awards at the Salmagundi Club in New York City and with the Portrait Society of America.

His understanding of painting, design, and teaching make him a worthwhile resource for any painter. He teaches workshops across the country promoting healthy painting habits.


American Society of Marine Artists
American Impressionist Society
Cheyenne Frontier, Old West Museum
International Artist Magazine
Leisure Painter Magazine
Oil Painters of America
The Artist Magazine
Toledo Art Museum
Columbus Art Museum
Oktoberfest Zinzinnati Poster
Dialogue Magazine Cover Award
Hallmark Award for Painting
City Beat Magazine
The American Artists Professional League Inc.
Salmagundi Club – Governors Award



Columbus College of Art & Design


Books Published

Painting Knives Explained

Plein Air Painting for Everyone, (Landscape Panting in Your Own Back Yard)

Tips for the Contemporary Painter (The Artist Code)

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Living In

Yuma Arizona