It has been said that, “Dan’s brushwork extracts the spirit of his subjects while illuminating the transient nature of light and color. Evoking nostalgia, his paintings stir emotions and memories for the viewer.” Dan works in oils to capture the essence of his subject ranging from the last glow of a sunset to a child at play. McWilliams characterizes his style as a blend of impressionistic realism. Born in 1956 in Sheldon, Missouri Dan went on to study art at MSSU then pursued a career as an illustrator for twenty plus years. After prayerful consideration he jumped at the opportunity to paint full time in 2001 and has never looked back.