I have lived and worked in Ann Arbor for more than half of my adult life. The city and its surrounding area have become very familiar to me, and yet I find new delights each season.

 In this body of work, the streets of downtown and the local farms and rural scenery allow me the opportunity to seek something  extraordinary in the every-day views I encounter. As an architect I am naturally drawn to the forms of buildings, and I often like to find instances of nature interacting with them. I have employed an exaggerated color palette and vigorous brushwork to energize these aspects of my observations.

 I hope to communicate something unexpected in each picture I paint. The subject matter may have an underlying “picturesque” quality, or it may not. I work to reveal something else, something captivating, in what one might otherwise dismiss as ordinary or banal. 

Major Corporate Collections:

Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company

Ford Motor Company

Pepsi Company

Henry Ford Hospital

Chelsea Hospital

St. Joseph Mercy Hospital

Domino Farms Corporate Headquarters

Bank of Ann Arbor

Michigan Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons




Dan has exhibited his art for more than two decades. He exhibited and sold his work in art fairs across the country from Orlando, Florida to Petosky, Michigan. He had a booth at the Ann Arbor Art Fairs for 13 years. In recent years, Dan has sold his art excuslively through his studio and select galleries.


Bachelor of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 1984
Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, 1992
Independent Study, The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine,       New York City, 1988.

Drawing and sketching,  University of Michigan
   College of Architecture  and Urban Design, 1991
Independent drawing lessons, 1991 to Present



Gifts of Art
Michigan Medicine
University of Michigan University Hospital
Ann Arbor, Michigan   Summer, 2021
Studio Open House                                         
Ann Arbor, Michigan  March 2019
Pierre Paul Gallery
Ann Arbor, Michigan  2016-Present
Pennello Gallery
Cleveland, Ohio  2019
Chelsea River Gallery
Chelsea, Michigan 2008-2015, Solo Exhibition 2013
Ella Sharp Statewide Fine Arts Competition
Jackson, Michigan   2007-2013
Ann Arbor Art Center 
Ann Arbor, Michigan
All Media Competition, Multiple Years
The Community House 
Birmingham, Michigan 
Our Town Competition 2000, 2013
Gifts of Art
Ann Arbor, Michigan
University of Michigan,  Multiple Years
Grimes Gallery
Saco, Maine 2009
Muskegon Museum of Art
Muskegon, Michigan
Century 2- New Glass/ Painting Exhibition 2001
Ann Arbor Art Center Gallery
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Fall exhibit - 2000, 2001
Fore Street Gallery
Portland, Maine 1999
Mast Cove Gallery
Kennebunkport, Maine 1999
Lansing Art Gallery
Lansing, Michigan
Art Michigan Competition 1998
Rehill Gallery
Ann Arbor, Michigan 1998, Solo Exhibition 1996
Matrix Gallery
Ann Arbor, Michigan 1997
Livonia Civic Center Art Gallery
Livonia, Michigan 1996