About The Artist
Dale Novak is an illustrator from St. Francis, Wisconsin who is currently located in Denver, Colorado. Since an early age, Dale has been fascinated with science.The first time he was asked what he would like to be when he grows up, he responded with, "Maybe be a Tyrannosaurus Rex." This was also his earliest memory of being devastated that he could not grow up to be a dinosaur.
Even though he was unable to transcend space and time to get his dream career as a prehistoric beast, he decided to become an illustrator as the next best thing.
Dale Favors traditional mediums to express his vision. Using traditional mediums allows the viewer to see what can be made with ones own hands. Traditional mediums lets the viewer see the flaws and natural mistakes in the piece to still show that the artist is only human. Dale enjoys using pen and ink as his medium of choice. Through pen and ink, he is allowed to stipple in the fine and delicate details that cover each piece. His largest inspiration comes from thinking about the endless galaxies and planets that are above the world each day. Space is a mystery and is infinite. Whatever knowledge humans have obtained, was from studying what is on the planet or what they could observe out of a telescope. Until humans are able to travel to the depths of space, it is up to people's imagination to decide what is beyond the next star.
To Dale, illustration is the ultimate expression of imagination. Without illustration, the world would be flat.
- Rocky Mountain Witchcraft @ Buffalo Exchange (2016)
- ELEMENTS @ Sol Shine (2016)
- Couple's Collaboration @Metropolis Cofee (2016)
- Raw Artist "Uprising" Showcase @ City Hall (2015)
- Prehistoric Thoughts Showcase @ Metropolis Coffee (2015)
- Creative Culture Showcase @ City Hall (2015)
- RMCAD Graduation Exhibition @ Philip J. Steele Gallery (2015)
- LSD in Space Art Showcase @ Big Hairy Monster (2014)
- January Art Showcase @ Muse Salon (2014)
- RMCAD 51st Anniversary Student Exhibition @ Philip J. Steele Gallery (2014)
- The Creature Feature @ Buffalo Exchange (2013)
- July Art Showcase @ The Shoppe (2013)
- First Friday @ The Shoppe (2013)
- RMCAD 50th Anniversary Student Exhibition @ Philip J. Steele Gallery (2013)
- First Friday @ Falcon Est (2011)
- MATC Portfolio Night (2011)
- First Friday @ The Brewed Cafe (2011)
Awards & Publications
- BARF Magazine Issue 1-5 (2016-Current)
- Retrospective, Vol. 1, Fall (2015)
- Presidents Award For Creativity @ RMCAD 50th anniversary Student Exhibition (2013)
- RMCAD Artistic Scholarship (2012-15)
- Student Emmy (2011)