Bachelor of Architecture, Lawrence Technological University, 1984 Master of Architecture, University of Michigan, 1992 Independent Studies at The Cathedral Church of St. John the Divine in New York City, 1988.
Drawing and sketching at the University of Michigan College of Architecture and Urban Design, 1991 Independent drawing lessons.
Dan is a native of Massachusetts and now resides in Ann Arbor. Driven by a creative spirit, Dan finds outlets in the discipline of architecture and the freedom of painting.
Major Corporate Collections
Northwestern Mutual Insurance Company
Ford Motor Company
Henry Ford Hospital
St. Joseph Mercy Hospital
Domino Farms Corporate Headquarters
Bank of Ann Arbor
Livonia Civic Center Art Gallery, Livonia, Michigan, 1996.
Rehill Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Solo Exhibition, 1996.
Matrix Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1997.
Rehill Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, 1998.
Lansing Art Gallery, Art Michigan Competition, 1998.
Mast Cove Gallery, Kennebunkport, Maine, 1999.
Fore Street Gallery, Portland, Maine, 1999.
Ann Arbor Art Center Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan, Fall exhibit, 2000 and 2001.
Ann Arbor Art Center, Ann Arbor, Michigan, All Media Competition- 1998, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009.
The Community House, Birmingham, Michigan, Our Town Competition, 2000. 2013
Muskegon Museum of Art, Century 2, New Glass and Painting Exhibition, 2001.
Gifts of Art, University of Michigan, 2008.
Ella Sharp Statewide Fine Arts Competition. 2007-2013.
Grimes Gallery, Saco, Maine, 2009.
Chelsea River Gallery, Chelsea, Michigan 2008-2015, Solo Exhibition 2013
Pennello Gallery, Cleveland, Ohio 2014- Present.
Pierre Paul Gallery, Ann Arbor, Michigan 2016-Present
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 visually 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.