Daniel graduated from NSCAD, best known for their involvement in conceptual art. His paintings create a vocabulary around wild life and nature, juxtaposed against urban congestion, loss of habitat and co-existence with humans. Daniel is collected both nationally and internationally and has been featured in a variety of cultural art and news publications.
Daniel describes this method and body of work as “Modern Surfaces.” He lays his canvasses on road- surfaces in areas of urban traffic or construction, and lets vehicles leave their tire impressions. Then, in the midst of those urban imprints, he paints wildlife that often seem poised in watchfulness, almost demanding that the viewer engage with them. The works deal with the coexistence of nature and the urban environment, including the loss of habitat for wildlife. Daniel paintings’ somber but resolute subjects stand out and confront the human gaze, forcing us to acknowledge our place within nature, not above it, no matter what indelible marks we might leave on the landscape.