Daniel J. Keys was born on Oct. 7th 1985, in Fresno CA.
Upon noticing a glimpse of artistic talent in him at an early age, Daniel was encouraged by his parents to pursue his passion, namely painting; and being entirely home educated, time was very permitting for him to develop his skill as a self taught artist.
Growing up in a Christian home, he began to understand the blessings of living in a faith-filled environment, and grew to appreciate the opportunity to paint on a regular basis.
He started painting at the age of eleven using a paint set purchased with birthday money. It was later during his impressionable teenage years that Daniel discovered the work of Richard Schmid: a master artist whose works he later began emulating in his own paintings. Since that time Daniel has had opportunity to paint with his mentor, and Mr. Schmid has become a sort of art adviser to him.
As you look deep into the heart of each of Daniel’s paintings may you began to understand his desire that the viewer not only see a beautiful piece of art, but also, through it receive a message of hope, and experience peace, joy, and a sense of God’s love for all good things.