Fueled by an insatiable curiosity and love of nature and informed an academic background in evolutionary biology, Dan has been practicing as a self-taught visual artist since 2014. Through his work, Dan seeks to capture the stunning beauty and intricacy of nature through highly detailed pen-and-ink drawings, vibrant watercolours and illustrated animal skulls. He draw on anatomy, zoology and botany to render animals, biomes and oddments of nature in fractal detail in a modern take on natural history illustration. His work conveys the diversity of nature, the narrative of life, and strong conservation messages, infused with the fundamentals of natural science and science communication. In 2016, Dan was awarded the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize for emerging artists by the South Australian Museum. Following the prize, Dan has exhibited nationally and internationally, undertaking residencies in Italy, Berlin and Australia.