Dale Weaver Totten

Untitled (Skier in Blue Uniform)

Watercolor and ink.
Image and paper: 11 x 13 1/2 in.
Excellent condition.

Inventory number: DWT120
Signed by artist in black ink.
Skier wearing goggles and a blue uniform with the number three skis around red, orange, and yellow flag poles.

Dale Weaver Totten (1938–2008) developed a distinct artistic style throughout his prolific and diverse career, from when he began exhibiting his artwork around 1960, until after he worked for The Walt Disney Company in the late 1970s and 1980s. His later artworks include original watercolors and drawings, which he created independently, and were an extension of his professional experience. His subjects are ordinary people engaged in everyday activities, and through the fluid lines of his pen, the artist captures the essence of their movements and their place in time.

The seemingly haphazard application of line and color in this picture is, in truth, extremely careful. The skier rushes by a set of red-orange flags—the color of which offer a pleasant contrast to its complementary color, the blue in the skier’s uniform—and appears breathless. The reddish tinge of his face and open mouth imply that the athlete is gasping for air, but presses on tenaciously.

The Dale Weaver Totten Collection is available exclusively at Jewel Spiegel Gallery in Englewood, New Jersey. You may read the artist’s biography here.

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