Daniel has been a life long resident of New Brunswick Canada and a great lover of his home province, a passionate student of nature, conservationist & outdoorsman Daniel's work is recognized for its attention to detail and is tempered by his first hand knowledge and experience with the subjects that are dealt with throughout his work. Daniel is constantly immersed in study gaining ever more insight into the natural world, wether a bird taking to wing or the dalliances of light on water, Daniel brings life to his work through a variety of mediums.“My artistic influences have certainly changed over the years, I have had a wonderful journey learning to define for myself what embodies a truly fine work of art, recognizing that this definition varies from person to person, for me, my goal is to be simple and clean in my approach in any medium, providing the right amount of information to the viewer to be effective in giving the subject a feeling of movement and a solid sense of place in its environment, I consider these kind of elements key in the success of many of my paintings.”
Over the years Daniel has held a number of roles in the fine arts field including that of conservator, framer and curator. In recent years he has become a featured and contributing artist and writer to some of the most prominent U.S sporting publications, including The Upland Almanac, Gray's Sporting Journal and most recently The Ruffed Grouse Society. Over the years his knowledge and experience have developed to make him a well respected authority in his field.
Daniel has been recognized as a life member and life sponsor of the Miramichi Salmon Association and is a strong supporter of many other charitable conservation causes.
To read a 2017 interview with CBC television host Harry Forestell, please click here.
Four of Daniel's
charcoals, shown above were featured in the Spring 2016 edition of the US
magazine Upland Almanac.
Daniel's pastel of a
Woodcock, a magnificent migratory bird that is a resident here in New Brunswick, is on the cover of the Autumn 2016/Spring
2017 Skydance magazine, the US
publication focused on the health of this species.
Daniel's Jock Scott" oil painting, shown above was featured on the cover of the July
2016 edition of Gray's Sporting Journal. Akin to a model getting a cover
photograph on Vogue magazine, landing a Gray's Sporting Journal cover is
incredibly prestigious for an artist! Congratulations Daniel!
Daniel is a representing artist/clinician (with his own signature colour lines!) for Unison
Colour Soft Pastels in Northumberland, England.