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.
During the summer of 2019 Daniel will be teaching the workshop Landscape Painting and the Process of Translation at Bennington College as part of Massachusetts College of Art and Design’s Art New England summer program.
Daniel has shown in Washington (DC), Bloomington (IN), Annapolis (MD), Baltimore (MD), New York (NY), Hiram (OH), Pittsburgh (PA), and Léhon, France.