Spot Daniel Born in Prescott, Arkansas in 1920 – where he still resides – Spot attended local schools and served in the U.S. Navy during WWII. During his naval career and later as a manager of a transportation firm, he showed an unusual ability to fix machinery and other things, but as yet no artistic turn.
At the age of 66 Spot saw paintings by Mose Tolliver, and recognized that art is neither so complex nor as simple as it is made out to be, but rather comes from the heart, not from the mind.
In the eighteen years he has been painting, Spot has achieved recognition beyond his wildest expectations. Local, then national publications featured his work. Collectors, first in the South and then in the Northeast and the West Coast, began to buy his art. Dan Prince’s book – ‘Passing In The Outsider Lane’ – singled out Spot and his art.