Photos courtesy of Dan Dunn’s PaintJam.

Houston Painter Dan Dunn and the Story Behind the Girl in the Hard Hat

Dan Dunn has made his living solely from his art since he was 19 years old. After many years as a caricaturist and illustrator, Dunn was inspired by the work of the late, great, original speed painter, Denny Dent. Dunn rehearsed for nine months before he had his first show…

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Rebecca Ponton has been a journalist for 25+ years and is also a petroleum landman. Her book, Breaking the GAS Ceiling: Women in the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry (Modern History Press), was released in May 2019. For more info, go to

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