D.P. Warner was born in New Haven, CT in 1949 and raised in New England, Pennsylvania and Florida. He attended Roanoke College where he graduated with a BA in Fine Arts. In the following decade, DP worked in several art galleries 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 of thirty years, 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 recently, has retired from teaching painting, drawing, and foundations at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania. Presently, he lives in Northwestern Pennsylvania and works from his studio in Meadville.
A lover of nature and the great outdoors, in early 2012, DP shifted his primary interest to Alla Prima and Plein Air painting at the same time shifting from acrylics to oils.