D.P. Warner was born in New Haven, CT in 1949 and raised in New England, Pennsylvania and Florida. He attended Roanoke College (Salem, VA) where he graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. In the following decade, DP worked in several art galleries (co-owning one) while maintaining a studio and practice. He returned to academia and earned a MFA in Painting from the University of Arizona.
During his career, Warner has exhibited nationally receiving numerous awards for his work. As an educator, Warner was recognized several times in Who's Who of American Educators. He has taught at the University of Arizona, the University of Montana, and currently teaches painting, drawing, and foundations at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania.
A lover of nature and the great outdoors, in early 2012, DP shifted his primary interest to Alla Prima and more specifically Plein Air painting at the same time shifting from acrylics to oils. He lives and works in Northwestern Pennsylvania.