Dan was born and raised in Kitchener, Ontario Canada where he currently resides. Developed over the many years of practice, he is self taught with his artistic applications as an original illustrator, graphic designer, and abstract painter. With credit towards his extremely artistic father, he passed on his talents as an artist and musician where Dan has reaped the benefits of being a natural at his crafts.
Therapeutic in nature, painting for Dan is his coping mechanism and medicine to what challenges and provokes him in less pleasant aspects of his life. Dan’s struggle through adversity with anxiety and depression throughout his life while having a loving mother affected by Multiple Sclerosis is an immense contributor towards his necessity to paint. He has learned to channel his pain and anger in his life towards his art to help fuel his artistic endeavor. Seeing his mother’s consistent and daily perseverance combined with her beautiful and strong will encourages him to push through his struggles and remain passionate and focused.
His goals are to create pieces that continually evolve with style, character and integrity and importantly to gain interest from people who can connect in positive ways to his art. Working at having his paintings consistently represented around the world and purchased by enthusiastic buyers is a big motivator and overall goal in Dan’s artistic career.
Dan is a 2011 Design Edge Canada Graphic Design Award Winner and has his artwork hung in multiple establishments among the Kitchener-Waterloo area. He has made local as well as international sales and has been involved in art exhibitions. Dan continues to receive positive and encouraging feedback regarding his work, even by people claiming to dislike abstract art.