Dan Collins Decorating has been providing McHenry County and the surrounding counties with professional painting services since 1982. With over 30 years of professional painting experience, Dan Collins can provide Interior/Exterior, Fine Art Acrylic Paintings, Wall Murals and Artist Finishes.
Dan has an eye for color as well as ideas to help maintain your home inside and out. Watch Kathy go over her experience and continued relationship with Dan Collins.
As a resident of Crystal Lake since 1963, my "roots" are deep in the community. My love of art was nurtured here. Starting with art competitions in elementary school, and then later encouraged by talented instructors at Crystal Lake Central High School. My high school instructors inspired me to follow my passion for art in college.
I studied at Illinois State University where I obtained my B.S. in Fine Arts. The most creative time in my life were my college years. Everything from life drawings to sculpture, ceramics, painting and lithography; captured my attention and expanded my interest. College gave me a chance to test many different mediums, but as time passed, I always found myself returning to canvas.
I returned to Crystal Lake in 1982 and started Dan Collins Decorating, LLC. For the past 30 years, I have been fortunate to incorporate my artwork into murals and faux finishes. The finished pieces extend well beyond just "painted walls." In 2004, I began to paint larger canvas, using acrylics as my medium. Today, I continue my painting, both in my professional decorating business and as a freelance artist; from large scale wall murals to the current photorealism series- My Home Town. My wife, Maureen and I chose to raise our children here in Crystal Lake. So, it is a natural progression to paint the town that is very near to my heart.
I paint as a profession, I paint because it is and always will be my passion.
Dan Collins Decorating, LLC
4116 Sherwood Drive
Crystal Lake, IL 60012
Phone: (815) 455-4326