Born in Freeport, Illinois in 1966, Daniel Ketelhut is an emerging painter who currently resides in San Diego, California. Daniel graduated in 1990 from San Diego State University with a BA in Art, emphasis in studio art, and was recognized with distinction in his major. The otherworldly subject matter of Daniel's imaginative, colorful paintings is largely self-generated and speaks to unconscious longings and motivations. In addition to his formal education, Daniel is self taught, which he considers to be just as important. Additionally, he has participated in the Art Pulse Mentor Program in San Diego, in which he was counselled by local luminaries of the art world, including McLean Emenegger and Peter Frank. Daniel's work has been seen in several solo exhibitions as well as numerous group shows both locally and nationally. His work is included in both national and international private collections.