Statement: Danyl Cook holds a Master's Degree in Painting and Art Marketing from Regis University. Earlier, he studied drawing and painting at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Danyl was raised in rural western New York and spent many years as a professional photographer and writer and was a Peace Corps volunteer in the Dominican Republic. He has served as docent for the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, and also as chair of the New York State Council on the Arts Regional Decentralization Committee. Danyl was selected to judge the 2011 Cherry Creek Arts Festival, the 2012 Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, and the 2012 Denver Chalk Art Festival. He creates in his home studio in northwest Denver.