Danny Shervin, an artist and fisherman from Wyoming, has a unique way of creating art – by painting fire-retardant wood with gunpowder and then setting his creations on fire.
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Shervin was raised in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, and found his passion for painting with gunpowder whilst in college at the University of Montana. He uses a combination of acrylic paint, gunpowder, and wood.
Each piece is a one-of-a-kind and takes hours of planning in order to get every detail correct. Once the initial painting process if complete, a match is taken to the creation and the image is burnt into the wood.
He is best known for his wildlife pieces and has been featured in the September/October 2015 issue of Mountain Living, as well as the Center for the Arts in Jackson Hole.