Dan Koon grew up in California near San Francisco and moved to Halmstad, Sweden, with his Swedish wife Mariette Lindstein in 2011.

Dan is largely self-taught, although he has taken art classes at the University of California, Berkeley. He has been painting since the early 2000s when he began his art career copying artists he admires such as Vermeer, Rembrandt and Monet.

Today, Dan focuses mostly on abstract painting but also paints on commission, including portraits, abstract and representational art.