Dan Peterson studied art at the Cardiff School of Print and Cardiff School of Art and Design. He has worked as illustrator and designer for over 30 years. In 2011 he accompanied the British Army to Helmand Province as an Official War Artist. He has exhibited in both the UK and Europe. In 2015 he accompanied Royal Navy personnel, as a reportage illustrator, on board HMS Bulwark during Operation Weald, saving the lives of Refugees and Migrants off the coast of Libya in the Mediterranean. He is the Urbansketchers Correspondent for Cardiff.
He is an Associate Lecturer in Illustration at the Cardiff School of Art and Design, Cardiff Metropolitan University. Current research interests are the history of War Art – specifically front line war artists and reportage illustration and the media.