Danny Minnick is an American Neo Expressionist painter, professional skateboarder, skateboard cinematographer, actor and director born in Seattle, Washington and living and working in Los Angeles and New York. Minnick is known for his vibrant painting style and approaches his work with an instinctive sense of wonder and curiosity. He attributes his success to “karma, fate and a lot of hard work”. Preferring to work on large scale canvases which convey a formidable presence and visceral experience. His figure; an entity named “Character” is a human skeleton with a plus sign in the torso created with stylized linear brush strokes. It is a symbol according to Minnick of the “positive energy” that he wishes to spread worldwide. In addition to many international exhibitions; his works can be seen on the walls of Miami’s Wynwood, Banksy’s Walled O Hotel in the West Bank and the Barbican Underground Station in London. In 2017 as an inspired and compelling response to Banksy’s homage to Jean Michel Basquiat; titled ‘Portrait of Basquiat being welcomed by the Metropolitan Police’ on the occasion of the Basquiat exhibition at The Barbican Centre, London; Minnick paints Character arriving by skateboard and leaping through the air to place a crown on the head of Banksy’s Basquiat figure. This uno cial but highly respected response to Banksy has been permanently preserved by The Barbican Centre with the approval of The City of London. Minnick’s work reflects his life experiences and his positivity pay homage to his successful career not only as a painter but as a professional skateboarder and filmmaker. Riding with some of the best athletes of his generation; he shot, directed and self-distributed five feature length street skate films; “Genie of the Lamp,” premiered in Seattle at the King Kat Theater and “Collage,” which had its premiere in Hollywood at the Egyptian Theater after a string of successful film runs which included “Brotherly Love,” which he produced, directed and edited. “Balance in the World of Chaos,” “Fulfill the Dream” and several projects for Thrasher, 411 and Transworld videos. Minnick is also a Lifetime Member of The Actor’s Studio; training with acting coach William Alderson who studied and trained under the iconic Sanford Meisner. He has extensive credits both behind and in front of the camera. In 2006, the title ” Skateboard Cinematographer” was bestowed upon Minnick for the feature films; Larry Clark’s ” Wassup Rockers” and Chris Fishers “Dirty”.