Dan was born and raised on Northern Vancouver Island. From a young age Dan has been doing pencil sketches of the tugs, small freighters and fishing boats passing his home on Discovery Passage, then experimenting with water colours and oil paints in landscapes and seascapes. Working for many years as a fishing guide, boom man and commercial fisherman created a strong link to the sea. Working boats are his favorite subjects. Dan finds the many faces of the sea provide an endless challenge to try and capture. The beauty and strength of the marine scenes of Vancouver Island are varied and spectacular. “I can’t imagine living anywhere else. I am fortunate to live in this wonderful place, and to have the ability to paint the scenes that I see regularly is a bonus.“ Since 1998 Dan has dedicated himself to painting with acrylics, he is mostly self taught and has taken numerous courses and workshops. Dan spends most of his summers with his wife Wendy on their boat cruising the coast of BC, exploring the myriad passages and islands of the Central and North Coast is where Dan recharges his enthusiasm for painting the scenes of this amazing coast. Dan is an Active member of the Canadian Federation of Artists, Campbell River Arts Council, Campbell River Art Gallery and Pacific Rim Arts Society.