Dan was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Canada, and since a child has always applied his energy to the arts. From early on copying drawings of characters like Grimmy, Calvin & Hobbes and Mickey Mouse, Dan quickly realized the true value in his artistic nature and what gave him his sense of being. Spending more time than he should have in class doodling and drawing contributed to him being on the path he is on now. Developing over the many years of practice, he is self taught as a talented drummer, original illustrator, freelance designer, and of course as an abstract painter.
Through struggle and adversity from anxiety and depression throughout his life, Dan has cultivated his personal freedom through expression in his art. As an abstract artist his inspiration to persist and pursue is simply to accomplish personal and valued creations combined with the goal of connecting people to his art in a meaningful way. More deeply, what inspires his work is therapeutic in nature as a coping mechanism and medicine to what challenges and provokes him in less pleasant aspects of his life.
A 2011 Design Edge Canada Graphic Design Award Winner, Dan equally loves designing for clients and for himself through digital application.
As an Artist, Dan’s main goal is to be able to simply create. Create through struggle, create from passion and to create by belief. A belief that no matter what happens throughout his journey, there is always something that brings true meaning, reason and hope.
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