Winner: Building Better Healthcare Awards “Best End-of-life Care Development” – for Kirkwood Hospice, Huddersfield
Hi! I’m Dan. I am an artist and illustrator working with a range of materials, scales and subjects from large public art schemes to children’s illustration.
I create artworks for a variety of settings including healthcare, civic spaces, churches and schools and create illustrations for children's literature, heritage trails, fabrics and children's hospital wards. Since 2005, I have completed over 40 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.
Much of my public practice is for the healthcare sector. I have been passionate about the power of art in healthcare environments to provide positive distractions for patients since my own recovery from cancer when I was 20.
Whatever the material or subject, my style always has its roots in hand drawn imagery to create striking graphics, delicate line drawings, charming illustrations or quirky repeat patterns.
I live in the beautiful city of York with my wife and family, combining my work with bringing up our 3 children, who have taught me more than I could ever learn in business!
BA (Hons) Fine Art and Art History - Lancaster University
MA (Distinction) Glass - University of Sunderland
DSDC Gold Award from Stirling University – for Roker and Mowbray Dementia Care Centre, Sunderland
Winner: Building Better Healthcare Awards “Best Use of the Arts” – for Ferndene CAMHS Young Peoples Unit
Winner: SBID International Design Awards “Best Innovation” – for Ferndene CAMHS Young Peoples Unit
Winner: Constructing Excellence in the North-East Awards “Project of Year” – for Ferndene CAMHS Young Peoples Unit
Winner: Design & Health Awards “Best International Mental Health Project” – for Ferndene CAMHS Young Peoples Unit
Winner: Building Better Healthcare Awards “Best Interior Design” – for York Hospital Bereavement Suite, York, North Yorkshire
Shortlisted: Mixology North Awards “Best Public Interior” – for Ferndene CAMHS Young Peoples Unit
Winner: Observer Courvoisier the Future 500
Winner: Pearsons Prize “Best Glass in Architectural Application” – for Eldon Square Bus Station