Dale is a native of Sheboygan , Wisconsin . He moved to Milwaukee after high school to study art. He lived in Milwaukee for 10 years, where he received the basis of his art training. After obtaining a degree in Commercial Art, he went on to study painting and drawing with the late James Prohl of Atelier Prohl.
While living in Milwaukee , Dale worked as an Illustrator in a downtown art studio, and as Art Director for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre. He moved back to Sheboygan to work as an Illustrator and Art Director for a design studio. In 1992, he quit his full-time employment to become a freelance illustrator.
After nine years of freelance work, he accepted a job as a mural artist for Interior Systems, Incorporated , a mural company whose main client was McDonald's Corporation. Dale spent five years with ISI, designing and painting murals in the studio and on location across the country.
Dale has work in collections for the American Family Insurance Corporate Headquarters, Coca-Cola, Bank First National, University of Wisconsin-Madison Hospitals and Clinics, Johnsonville Sausage World Headquarters, Blue Harbor Resort and Hotel, McDonald’s Corporation and private collections.
Currently, he maintains a full-time art studio in the Ebco Artworks building in Sheboygan, WI. He divides his time between personal painting, commissioned work, and commercial mural projects.