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The Amazing Art of Speed Painting

Houston artist Dan Dunn talks about taking up a new career to pay of his credit card debt — becoming a speed painter.


Paint Jam Dan Dunn Speed PainterWe learn about Houstonian Dan Dunn, who took up the art of speed painting to help make money when his family was in debt.

In front of an audience, Dunn often rapidly paints an image upside down. Then — at the very last moment — he flips the painting right-side-up to reveal something familiar, like a car or the face of a celebrity.

His interview was recorded during the 2016 Houston Matters Roadshow at the Asia Society Texas Center on June 28, 2016.

Michael Hagerty

Michael Hagerty

Senior Producer, Houston Matters

Michael Hagerty is the senior producer for Houston Matters. He's spent more than 20 years in public radio and television and dabbled in minor league baseball, spending four seasons as the public address announcer for the Reno Aces, the Triple-A affiliate of the Arizona Diamondbacks.

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