When painting I enjoy 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. My patrons seem to notice that my paintings are telling a story. I want to bring attention to different aspects of life that others may be missing.


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 Blog “The Adventures of an American Oil Painter” is read by more than 50,000 viewers annually.

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.


International Artist Magazine

Leisure Painter Magazine

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

Books Published