Daniel was born in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and received his Bachelor of Fine Arts From The Maryland Institute College of Art (Baltimore, MD) in 2008 where he first became interested in representational painting while studying with Mark Karnes, Alan Feltus, and Lani Irwin.
In the spring of 2010 he completed his Master of Fine Arts at The Henry Radford Hope School of the Fine Arts at Indiana University and has since participated in numerous group exhibitions as well as multiple one and two person exhibitions. In 2015 he was awarded the opportunity to participate in the highly selective Alfred and Trafford Klots International Program for Artists in Léhon, France and in 2017 was a juried competition artist in Plein Air Easton.
Since graduation, he has taught at a number of colleges and universities - most notably and recently at The Maryland Institute College of Art.
Daniel has shown in Washington (DC), Bloomington (IN), Annapolis (MD), Baltimore (MD), New York (NY), Hiram (OH), Pittsburgh (PA), and Léhon, France.