Dan Draws, Chapel Hill, NC Member Since November 2008 Artist Statement Daniel Alexander Harris was born in 1982 in Houston, Texas. He is a self taught artist and accomplished track and field athlete. In high school Daniel was a two time state champion, AAU champion, Gatorade track and field athlete of the year for Missouri and he finished his senior year ranked #4 in the triple jump by Track and Field News Magazine.
Daniel began his college career at the University of Purdue. As a freshman at Purdue Daniel was an outdoor provisional NCAA qualifier in the triple jump. That summer he went on to compete for the USA 19 and under Junior Team in England and Argentina. After a tumultuous sophomore season Daniel transferred to the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. While at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Daniel competed in the triple jump, long jump, high jump and on the 4x100m relay. As a Tarheel Daniel was selected team captain two consecutive years, qualified for many NCAA regional and championship meets, was the 2004 ACC triple jump champion and he competed at the 2004 Olympic Trials in Sacramento, CA. Daniel ranks #2 all-time indoors and #3 all-time outdoors for the Tarheels in the triple jump.
After graduating from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a degree in Fine Arts Daniel decided to use his artistic talents to provide people with art of the sports they love.