Danyl holds a Master's Degree in Painting and Art Marketing from Regis University. He studied drawing and painting at the State University of New York College at Buffalo. Danyl was raised in rural western New York 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 has juried Denver's prestigious Cherry Creek Arts Festival, and The Oklahoma City Festival of the Arts, and judged The Denver Chalk Art Festival, and the IMAGES Festival of the Arts in New Smyrna Beach, Florida. Danyl creates in his home studio in northwest Denver.