Dan Allnutt has elevated the ancient art of woodburning to a new high standard. His original woodburnings capture the nostalgia of the Old West in sepia-like appearance. Raised on a ranch in the heart of the Colorado Rockies, his life-long love of our rich western heritage is reflected in his renderings of ranching and mining scenes from the 19th Century. Each work is an original. All are created by hand with the gliding motion of a woodburning iron over common pine. Each work is framed with rough-cut pine and is ready to hang. Knot-holes, cracks and warpage are inherent in this rustic medium. 

Dan has created a new genre of art: images burned on planks of beetle-killed pine.  The marble appearance comes from fine sanding and polishing of the multi-colored lumber. Dan explains that the infestation of beetles causes a variety of colors to appear in a tree trunk—mostly a blue-gray tint, but sometimes hues of green and red. "God creates the background and I apply a simple silhouette of a subject," says Dan. The "planks" for his art are custom-milled from beetle-killed pine trees harvested in the nearby Collegiate Range of the Rocky Mountains.


Original Woodburning Art
Dan Allnutt's western woodburnings (Copyright © Dan Allnutt) are original and hand-crafted from start to finish, in the tradition of the Old West.


His woodburning art is created on two types of wood: Beetle-killed or "blue" pine, which can have stains ranging in color from blue-gray to burgundy, and rustic pine recovered from the Double Cross Ranch's old log cabin and other structures.

Some of Dan's works incorporate other old relics, such as spent black powder gun cartridges and lead mini balls of the kinds manufactured from before the Civil War.

Wood and burns on wood are subject to discoloration and fading from UV light and air over time. To help slow these natural processes, each woodburning is sprayed with lacquer that is formulated to enhance UV light resistance to fading, plus three brushed-on coats of polyurethane protective finish. Warning: Handle with care, as rustic wood product may have splinters and sharp edges.

Ready to Hang Art
Dan's original woodburning art is delivered ready to hang. No additional wires or other hardware is needed.

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Museum Quality Giclées on Canvas
in Handcrafted Rustic Wood Frames

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All orders are custom-produced, one at a time (not mass-produced), with professional software, wide format printer, archival canvas and pigment inks.

Digital Imaging
Our digital imaging is a complex process that prepares the original photo for printing, and entails selecting the best color, canvas, and printing settings to produce museum quality giclees on canvas with rich and vivid colors that can be cherished with endearing legacy for a lifetime.

Our museum quality canvas has a matte surface that reduces glare and requires no glass framing. It is laboratory rated for more than 100 years of normal display life.

UltraChrome HDR Pigment Inks
Giclee prints are created with 10 Epson UltraChrome HDR pigment ink colors, with far greater color gamut (range) than photographic paper prints. Thus the process achieves rich and vivid colors that, when the art is properly displayed, the ink is light-fast for up to 200 years. Artwork is finished with lacquer that is formulated to give it added resistance to abrasion, moisture and fading due to UV light.

Ready to Hang in Handcrafted Rustic Wood Frame with Rope
Frames are handcrafted out of the same reclaimed rustic wood used with original woodburnings. Includes hanging hardware.

About the Artist
Dan Allnutt began creating western-theme woodburned pictures on pine more than two decades ago. Family and friends began buying his art. When he “retired” and moved from Denver to Salida Colorado in 2004, he soon was exhibiting his woodburning art at the prestigious Spirit Mountain Antler and Log Design. He has been a featured artist for Salida Art Walk for nine years. His art has been enthusiastically sought by locals and tourists as well. Dan now lives and works with his brother Frank on an historic cattle and hay ranch in the central Colorado Rockies.



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Frank Allnutt

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Frank Allnutt