Dan grew up in Gravenhurst on Lake Muskoka and attended the Ontario College of Art from 1969 to 1973. He continued to paint and draw from personal interest while working in the printing industry until 1990.
Since 1990 Dan has made painting and drawing his career. In his exploration of different mediums of expression, Dan found that pastel was ideally suited to him. He can paint and draw in the same composition, blending and layering colour in his highly realistic landscape paintings. In 2010, Dan added oil painting to his repertoire for larger format paintings.
Dan’s art reflects his appreciation of Muskoka, Algonquin and points north. His paintings evoke the feelings of peace and tranquility and focus on the impact of changing light and weather on sky and water and scenery through the day and through the seasons. He lives in the village of Midhurst near Barrie where he has the country out his back door. These vantage points are captured in his paintings; from the grand vistas of Algonquin Park only accessible by canoe to the antique boats cruising the lakes to floral compositions from his backyard garden.
Dan’s paintings are available through the artist or through the Framing Place and Gallery in Huntsville, the Algonquin Art Centre in Algonquin Park and Scott’s of Muskoka in Bracebridge.
Dan contributed to the book “Summer Times – In Celebration of 100 Years of Muskoka Lakes Association”
Dan was recently Featured in an article on the website Gone Outside. To read the article click the following link http://www.goneoutside.ca/news/552/