Daniel discovered his artistic talent and passion early in life growing up in Ohio. As a boy both of his grandfathers had a profound impact on his life—one a painter, wallpaper hanger and the other a printer—which ultimately influenced the direction of his work later in life.
After graduating from college, Daniel decided to pursue his art full time while studying in Munich, Germany. Returning to the United States he pursued formal art training at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Philadelphia, PA.
His professional art career began as an illustrator. Daniel also was a member of the original faculty at City Center Academy in Philadelphia, where he taught studio and art history classes. At the same time he started The Graphics Guild, a printmaking studio. Daniel is also a published book illustrator: And God Said and Surviving College Successfully.
Since 1981 he has also worked in graphic design and marketing communications as a designer, director and consultant for numerous companies, and operating his own firm. His creative work spanned multiple media in those roles.
In 2009 he founded Riedel Decorative Finishing Company to create unique artistic expressions on the surfaces of his clients’ living and work spaces.
Daniel’s work encompasses fine art commissions and independent projects; murals—traditional, trompe l’oeil and abstract styles; high-end decorative finishing and architectural coatings.
He is currently founding CharityArtWorks, an artistic community that sells art and artistic merchandise to benefit Charities and Ministries that are dedicated to meeting human spiritual, physical and material needs worldwide.
Daniel Hill Riedel is also the Co-Founder and Managing Partner of Renaissance Creative Arts, LLC and the Renaissance Academy of Fine Arts. He operates these online educational businesses with his business partner, Jessica Henry. Daniel is leads the operations and online management and marketing of the business. He also teaches pen & ink drawing, perspective, composition and portraiture in the Renaissance Academy of Fine Arts.
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BA; Cedarville University; Cedarville, Ohio
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine the Arts; Philadelphia, PA
Decorative Finishing Apprentice; Philadelphia, PA
Die Sprachen Und Dolmetcher Institut; Munich, Germany