Through the years one would find Dan Stuart in unique spots in the city. Sometimes across street from the zoo in Central Park, others on a corner in Loisaida, under an old a tree in the Village or by the water near Brooklyn Bridge, mild days of winter, cloudy summer evenings. Canvasses, paints and brushes all over, he isn’t there to get inspired for his paintings – easily done in sleepless nights at his small studio in Brooklyn. No, he’s there to tell you a story…If you have a few bucks to spend, he would sell you one or two of his small paintings and if he likes you, he would give you a tip for Sunday afternoon horse race at Yonkers. A master story-teller, he could walk you for hours into the streets of flavorful, rich New York stories, his own, filled with all the drama, suspense and fascinating characters good novels have.
Carlton Arms is a unique, independently run art hotel in the heart of Manhattan. In over 35 years the hotel hosted nearly 200 artists in its residency program. All rooms, bathrooms, walls are covered in murals.