After being honorably discharged and returning to the states in 1972, he decided to use his artistic talents to honor God and spread his word. He began painting for galleries and auctions across the nation.
Inspired by Mary Stevenson's 1929 poem, Danny's painting "Footprints in the Sand" was published in 1979. An immediate sensation, the print went on to sell millions of copies, garnering worldwide recognition for the artist. Today, with over 80 prints published in 33 countries, Danny is still quick to point out that the Lord has been the True Artist throughout his life.