The artist, born in Key West, Florida, has had a fascination with wildlife ever since he can remember.
While pursuing a career in retail management, Dan began expressing his love for nature by painting wildlife scenes as a hobby in 1975.
In 1978, Dan and his family moved from Florida to Fayetteville, Georgia and with encouragement from family, friends and private collectors, began to take his art seriously.
His retail career led him to Maryland's eastern shore in 1985. During the nine years he resided on the Chesapeake Bay he was inspired by his beautiful surroundings to paint wildlife, lighthouses and other local scenes. In 1988, he entered his paintings in the Maryland Duck Stamp Competition and was further encouraged when his work was selected to be in the semi-finals. As a semi-finalist, he was invited to display his waterfowl paintings at the prestigious Waterfowl
Festival in Easton, Maryland. Many of his paintings have been sold to private collectors in Maryland and Washington, D. C.
As fate would have it, Dan and his wife, Bobbe, moved ''back home" to Fayetteville, Georgia in the summer of '94. He donated several paintings to the Fayette County Chapter of Ducks Unlimited and received an enthusiastic response to his paintings at the Ducks Unlimited Sponsor Banquet Auction in August. The money raised from the sale of his paintings will go toward the preservation of waterfowl wetlands in the United States and Canada.
Dan is now pursuing his artwork full time.