Dan’s entirely hand created and unique style of digital painting is a contemporary response to the vast and varied influences of the British landscape.
Born in Beverley in the East Riding of Yorkshire, Dan studied Fine Art and Illustration becoming an accomplished painter and successful illustrator. For many years he illustrated for advertising agencies at the highly respected Northern Art Studios in Manchester and then turned his attention to book illustration. He has illustrated over 70 books and written many more, working for many of the UK’s leading publishers as well as clients in America, Australia and South Korea.
Dan’s landscapes are a personal body of work. Each composition is built up in layers of remarkable detail creating a depth and atmosphere which connects with the viewer. The juxtaposition of intense colour and bold design does not simply copy nature but is a sophisticated and modern interpretation of the natural world and the effect of light on it. Dan’s artistic talent and creative imagination are embodied in these tranquil and refreshing paintings.