Daniel Crane, one of the UK’s leading sporting artists, was born in Norfolk in 1969; as the youngest son of a farming family he has always been surrounded by animals and the countryside and has grown up with a respect and love for both. From an early age he had a keen interest in fieldsports, but in his late teens he was gripped by foxhunting with such a passion, that this sport has become such a major part of his life where he has held the position of amateur whipper-in to Master & Field Master. Daniel, as a consequence understands all aspects of hunting from “kennels to covertside”, this is so evident in his paintings which embrace wholly his passion for hunting, horses and hounds.
He has hunted with numerous packs in the UK, a regular with the Brocklesby and the Belvoir, & is greatly honoured to be in the Mastership of the Scarteen Hunt (Black and Tans), arguably the most iconic pack of hounds in the World. Daniel has also hunted in America with Mr Stewart’s Cheshire Foxhounds.