Dan McCoy Jr. grew up in Bristow, Oklahoma. He showed an interest in drawing at a young age, and was inspired by cartoons, comics, and album covers. Taught painting by Mary Adair at Sequayah Indian School in Tahlequah, OK, he received additional formal training at the Institute of American Indian Arts in Santa Fe, New Mexico. After that he worked under artist, Chuck Osborne, for 8 years in Tulsa, OK. He has been part of numerous exhibitions, and has won several awards for his work; including First Place in 2015 with the AIHEC Spring Conference, and First Place in 2011 with the SWAIA Indian Market in Santa Fe, NM.
Dan currently resides in Santa Fe, NM, with his wife, fellow artist, Topaz Jones, and their three children. A talented musician, he believes in the fuzz and squeaking sounds of Doom Metal and the Grateful Dead.
"Artists like Robert Williams, Woody Crumbo, Joan Hill, Mati Klarwein, Jerome Tiger, Jack Kirby."
What Keeps you Creating?
"It’s something I have to do, and time always seems to be running out."
How do you see the future?
"In my own bubble. I see my family and I seeking and finding some peace and quiet."