Working exclusively in charcoal, Dan uses a realistic style that mimics photography to the point that his drawings are often mistaken for photos. He loves shadows, contrast, anonymity and using negative space in his compositions. Danís gifted eye catches timeless fragments of life in his work---whether itís the intricate lines of the human hand, the delicate folds of a garment, or a tarnished piece of silver, they are drawn in detailed simplicity.
With virtually no formal training, Dan has been drawing since childhood. His internationally award winning work has been displayed in art shows and galleries in Los Angeles, Beverly Hills, West Hollywood, Pasadena, Palm Springs, Provincetown & New York. His clientele now extends to other countries, such as Canada, Malaysia, Australia and Europe. His work has been published in many art magazines and books, and over 20 of his drawings are permanently installed in the Cosmopolitan Hotel in Las Vegas, as part of their impressive art collection.
Danís work celebrates his relentless enthusiasm for detail, through a vast collection of subject matter. From muscular figures, to distressed objects from the past, he continues to challenge perfection.