Raised in northwestern Montana, Daniel is a self-taught artist. His studio is the wilderness and National Parks that surround him. Daniel has spent his life in the woods and mountains studying each animal in its natural habitat.
This widely acclaimed artist possesses a rare eye for the aesthetics of fine art and for capturing the unique balance and grace that each of his subjects command. Each piece is sculpted with strictest attention to detail, posture and body proportions.
Daniel's sculptures are in prized collections around the world with countless pieces in private collections in the United States. Collectors include Jack Nicklaus, who purchased the bear table titled "Members Only", an edition now sold out.
In July of 1997, a piece dubbed "Montana's Largest Bronze", was placed in front of the Hibernation Station at West Yellowstone's Grizzly Park. This monument is a 1½ life-sized set of fighting bull elk entitled "Yellowstone Legacy". An awesome work that measures 23 feet long and 8 feet high, this piece was sculpted and constructed in Daniel's own foundry in Kalispell, MT.
In 1997, Daniel recieved the Ralph "Tuffy" Berg Award at the C.M. Russell art show in Great Falls, MT. This prestigious award goes to the best new artist of the year.
In 1998, Daniel's Grizzly Bear table entitled "Brooks Falls" was awarded the coveted Best Sculpture - People's Choice Award at the C.M. Russell art show in Great Falls, MT.
In 1998, Daniel's Grizzly Bear table entitled "Watcher" recieved the People's Choice Award at the Bennington Center for the Arts in Bennington, VT.
In 1998, Daniel recieved the Best Sculpture Award at the Wild Wings art show in Lake City, MN for his piece entitled "Southfork Crossing".
In February of 1999, the Rocky Mountain Elk Foundation chose Daniel as their Sculpture Artist of the YearDaniel is an avid supporter and contributor to the R.M.E.F.
In March of 1999, Daniel's work was once again chosen for the Best Sculpture - People's Choice Award at the C.M. Russell art show in Great Falls, MT.
In 1999, the artists themselves awarded Daniel the Artist Award for his elephant table entitled "Sweet Talk", at the Bennington Center for the Arts, Bennington, VT.
In April of 2000, Daniel won the coveted Viewers' Favorite award at the 2000 Spirit of the Great Plains show at the Museum of Nebraska Art.
In March of 2004, Daniel was once again received the People's Choice Award for Best Sculpture at the C.M. Russell western and wildlife art auction and show for his new bear table with water feature, "Grizzly Falls"
In July of 2008, Daniel was awarded Best of Show - New Artist at the Calgary Stampede Western Art Sales Salon