After 25 years as a graphic designer and illustrator, Dan began painting full-time in 2008. The majority of his work is produced on-site at locations near his home in Hanover County, Virginia. He typically works for 1-2 hours on location, and then applies the finishing touches in the studio.
"My approach to painting involves hundreds of scumbled strokes and marks of pigment, organized into patterns of shape and value, the result is a representation of reality. These arrangements of pastel marks go beyond the mechanical process of building, they are orchestrated to try and capture the elusive qualities of light and atmosphere that display the extraordinary characteristics of common subject matter."