DANIEL TOUSIGNANT - A repeat artist, Daniel Tousignant has contributed three large Hearts and one table top Heart over the years. Raised on a dairy farm in Minnesota, he began painting at the age of five, using the subtleties of color and light to capture a unique spirit and energy in all of his pieces. Daniel would later hone his artistic skill through the University of Minnesota, Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Chicago Art Institute, Central School of Art in London, and the Royal Academy in London, England. “I love recalling collective memories of peaceful landscapes, creating environments with open, expansive, clear horizons,” he says. In a review from Barcelona Metropolitan Magazine, Tousignant’s art is described as “like staring at a freeze frame of the best dream you’ve ever had, and the effect is a sudden wash of chest-clutching happiness.” Daniel has exhibited his pieces in galleries throughout the United States as well as Barcelona, Spain. Recently in San Francisco, he has public exhibitions in Bank of America, Transamerica, and Park Merced. His work has been featured in numerous publications including Marin Magazine, San Francisco Bay Guardian, and Papercity Magazine. Daniel has also received the 2008 Spectrum Honoree Award by the Access Institute, a nonprofit organization that supports affordable mental health services.