A life's work as an artist

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Muralist John Daso paints one of his last commissioned pieces in Cashiers

  • John Daso uses an airbrush to fill in sections of the mural adorning the side of the BP station at the crossroads in Cashiers. The mural, the 91st of Daso’s career, depicts Whiteside Mountain and will also include several black bears and a waterfall once completed, as well as a sign reading “Welcome to Cashiers.”
    John Daso uses an airbrush to fill in sections of the mural adorning the side of the BP station at the crossroads in Cashiers. The mural, the 91st of Daso’s career, depicts Whiteside Mountain and will also include several black bears and a waterfall once completed, as well as a sign reading “Welcome to Cashiers.”
John Daso’s love of art, and painting in particular, has been a lifelong affair. “I started in 1960, when I was four years old,” Daso said. “I drew a man on a paper bag at age 4. From there I did my…

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