Dan uses a style that mimics reality to the point that his drawings are often mistaken for photographs. He loves shadows, contrast, anonymity and compellingly uses negative space in his compositions.
With virtually no formal training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. His professional dance background significantly influenced his appreciation for the human form and movement, which is the foundation for his many figure studies and graceful poses.
Through his admiration for black and white photography, he has learned the significance of light and shadow, and the important role they play in much of his work, art direction and shooting his own photos from which his images are drawn.
His internationally award winning work has been displayed in art shows and galleries in Palm Springs, Beverly Hills, Los Angeles, Hollywood, Santa Ana, Long Beach, Pasadena, Provincetown & New York. His clientele now extends to other countries, such as Canada, Malaysia and Germany. His work has been published in many art magazines and books, and two collections of his drawings are permanently installed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of their impressive public art collection.
Dan’s work celebrates his relentless enthusiasm for detail through a growing collection of subject matter, as he continues to challenge perfection.