Daniel grew up in Honolulu, Hawaii. He started his art training as a fine art student at the University of Hawaii. Upon moving to California in 1989, he attended Cypress College in preparation for entry to Art Center College of Design in Pasadena; there he further extended his art training. After several years spent painting interior scenes, Daniel has introduced landscapes as a new genre. He adheres to the same technique to create these paintings as in his interior scenes. His designs are inspired by shapes and patterns found in the natural world. Also, he tries to be innovative in his composition by stylizing the objects and simplifying the details of his landscapes in which, the use of color is his main focus. As with his interior scenes, he continues to use bold, vivid colors. It is his own interpretation of each individual scene that sets his paintings apart from typical landscape paintings. Daniel is influenced by the modern masters, Picasso, Matisse, Van Gogh, Gauguin and Chagall.
His work can be seen at http://danielngart.com