Daniel is born and raised here in Hawaii—since his early years he had a passion for visual arts—a seasoned artist doing drawing and painting—he dabbled in visual arts and photography. He is self-taught and started with pencil—worked his way through ink, watercolors, and acrylics—with oil pastels later in life. Daniel’s art started back in middle school and high school days entering contests at local shopping centers and school open houses. He did is first real sales back then. Today Daniel does illustrations for his businesses “Pau Hana Illustrations” ; “Dan G Art Studio” ; and is the primary illustrator for a published scientific bulletin. His form is unique and most customer’s mention his technique as “ His own technique and form “. His style stands out from the crowd.
He is self-taught photographer and started with a Nikon D2000 35mm camera and worked his way to digital. His passion is MACRO and close-ups’ but dabbles in the unknown and experimental photography. Even taking shots with his iPhone with experimental lens to bring out the shot and make them POP. Daniel has been doing MACRO photography since 1986–using the shots for online stores and illustrations for scientific publications. He is no stranger to the close-up world.