Dan studied Wildlife Art at Carmarthen and considers that the best part of the course was meeting his wife Rosemary.
He has won the Artists for Nature Foundation Award which resulted in a field trip to the Pyrenees and an Exhibition in the Gaudi designed building at La Pedrera in Barcelona. He was British Birds - Bird Illustrator of the Year, sometime during the last century.
Dan is best known for his field guide The Dragonflies of Great Britain. During his formative years The RSPB were great supporter of his work. His drawings and paintings have appeared in numerous wildlife books and publications. Recently Dan collaborated with Tony Soper on an anniversary edition of the long running top seller Bird Table Book. Dan has fully illustrated Belle the Barn Owl and RentaFox as well as adding art to Joseph Starling.