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The Not so Wanted
Dallas based artist that got his roots in the 60 and 70's and was called Dallas Renegade Artist. In the 60’s he wrote for the famous DALLAS’ “NOTES from the UNDERGROUND”, where he contributed not only his exciting exploits but drawings and illustrations.
One of his greatest achievements was a comic book for a blues band called “Texas” which was featuring Jimmy Vaughn, the older brother of Stevie Ray Vaughn from Dallas. The comic book sold out in hours and a rush was created to create more. A first BIG hit!
His life took a turn around the end of the 60’s when his stories overtook his paintings. His name became Del Rio Dan the person that several great musicians wrote and produced a song about Dan and was thrilled when it was and sung by the EVERYLY BROTHERS. And the song was called . .”Del Rio Dan.”
In ‘78 he got married to Joy Smith McCollough, an artist also with her gravity sculptures. He worked as a Master Carpenter with his father at times building Churches and Funeral Homes and Bars!
His life has slowed down now that he has reached his 60’s. But he can again dedicate his life to being the Dallas’ First Outlaw Artist. He is such an all around talent, his songs have had over 2400 hits on You Tube when he has had no band behind him. His Stories and books tickle a remembrance of times past that it’s hard to believe that some people lived his life or played with his ideas and thoughts as he did.
Will he make it now he has the time but not necessarily the money to make it Big in the Dallas Art Scene? MAYBE. Do we Hope? Of Course. Is it hard with the Establishment beating him down and trying to hang another failed artist to the totem pool? Your damn right it is! Will Dan keep getting on the streets and meeting people and sharing his thoughts and paintings? Yes, he gives most of them AWAY! Did you hear me right…. Yes free! Del Rio states that “to give his pictures to people (will make the SUCCESS STORY OF BECOMING A RECOGNIZED AND LOVED ARTIST… really happen to and for him”. But with the DMA and a lady reporter from Channel 11 against him, who knows what will happen.
Del Rio needs your help before he dies with a sad face and unrecognized and alone. Take a few min and do something to help an old man find and realize his dream. You may need to hitch to a stay some day and he will be available to you as you are to him.
thank you from a loving wife lovejoy