The art of Dan Christ is an expression of his love for the outdoors — the natural world. It is a love resulting from a life-long pursuit of exploring nature. Raised on a Berks County dairy farm at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains, Dan was a hunter, bird watcher, and nature photographer since a teenager. He was educated in Forestry at Penn State University. Dan also had a natural artistic talent for which he received recognition in high school and college, but which lay dormant while he pursued his Forestry career. Understanding and believing in God’s creating everything to uniquely fit together in perfect harmony gave Dan this heavenly vision for the beauty of the natural world. Most of Dan’s paintings are a result of his hunting and hiking experiences. They often begin with actual settings that depict perfect habitat for his subjects. The wildlife is blended into the scene to capture the thrill of a wildlife encounter anyone can appreciate.