Hi! I am Dan. Welcome to Artstop Studios. I am an artist and illustrator working with a range of materials, scales and subjects from large public art schemes to surface pattern design and illustration.

My art practice covers all major sectors from civic spaces to illustration; church windows to hospital walls. I have completed over 40 public art projects and have been honoured with a number of national design awards including the Society for British Interior Design Awards and the Building Better Healthcare Awards.

I have been passionate about the value of art in healthcare environments since my own recovery from cancer when I was 20. Today about 90% of my work is for hospitals, hospices and care homes. I am lucky enough to work with some amazing clients and architects who are prepared to take risks and, as a result, create ground-breaking projects.

My style encompasses striking graphics, drawing and the written word. I am interested in evidence based design (for example, the power of nature imagery on healing) and use it to inform (but not limit) my practice.

I live in the beautiful city of York with my wife and family. I combine my work with bringing up our 3 wonderful children, who have taught me more than I could ever learn in business! I am a school governor and am also involved in my local church.

Art Project List:

Current York Hospital Endoscopy Department, York, North Yorkshire
2018 Hampton Court Palace, Richmond upon Thames, London
2018 Northern General Hospital Cataract Centre, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
2018 Durham Treatment Centre, Durham, County Durham
2018 Scarborough Hospital Outpatients Ward, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
2018 Scarborough Hospital Orthopaedics Ward, Scarborough, North Yorkshire
2018 Evington Centre Leicester General Hospital, Leicester, Leicestershire
2017 Northern General Hospital Frailty Unit, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
2017 Bridlington Hospital Bereavement Suite, Bridlington, North Yorkshire
2017 Hungate Residential Scheme, York, North Yorkshire
2017 Malton Hospital Diagnostic Centre, Malton, North Yorkshire
2016 Mitford Autism Unit, Morpeth, Northumberland
2016 Cleadon Functional Frail Unit, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
2016 Medway Hospital Emergency Department, Gillingham, Kent
2016 Dove House Hospice, Hull, East Yorkshire
2015 Martin House Children’s Hospice, Boston Spa, West Yorkshire
2015 Daisy Hill House Dementia Ward, Bradford, West Yorkshire
2014 New Haven Care Home, South Elmsall, West Yorkshire
2014 Hopewood Park, Ryhope, Tyne and Wear
2014 Vangarde Shopping Centre, York
2013 Roker & Mowbray Dementia Care Centre, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
2013 York Hospital Labour Ward, York, North Yorkshire
2013 Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield West Yorkshire
2013 Alnwood Unit, Gosforth, Tyne and Wear
2013 Northgate Hospital, Morpeth, Tyne and Wear
2012 Selby Hospital Physiotherapy, Selby, North Yorkshire
2011 Ferndene CAMHS Young Peoples Unit, Prudhoe, Tyne and Wear
2011 Royal Hallamshire Hospital Outpatients, Sheffield, South Yorkshire
2011 St James’s Hospital Haematology, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2011 York Hospital Mortuary, York, North Yorkshire
2011 York Hospital Lifts, York, North Yorkshire
2011 Leeds General Infirmary Mortuary, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2011 Leeds General Infirmary High Dependency Unit, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2010 Peterborough City Hospital, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire
2010 St James’s Hospital High Dependency Unit, West Yorkshire
2010 York Hospital Bereavement Suite, York, North Yorkshire
2010 Seacroft Hospital Reproductive Medicine Unit, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2010 Sunderland Civic Centre, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear
2010 Canalside Health Care Centre, Bingley, West Yorkshire
2009 Shoreline Leisure Centre, Greystones, Co. Wicklow
2009 Royal Society, London
2009 York Hospital Social Club, York, North Yorkshire
2009 York High School, York, North Yorkshire
2009 Royal Aberdeen Children’s Hospital, Aberdeen, Aberdeenshire
2009 Chalkhill CAMHS Young Peoples Unit, Haywards Heath, West Sussex
2008 University of York, York, North Yorkshire
2008 St. Michael and All Angels Church, Cottingley, West Yorkshire
2008 Melbourn Community Church Hall, Melbourn, South Cambridgeshire
2008 St. James’s Hospital Teenage and Young Adults Unit, Leeds, West Yorkshire
2007 Orwell Quay, Ipswich, Suffolk
2007 Eldon Square Bus Station, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, Tyne and Wear
2007 University of Sunderland Gateway, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear