Since childhood, I have been very passionate about art.

Nothing has changed and that passion still runs deep within me today.

After graduating art school in Woodstock, Ontario, Canada in my teens,

where I was first introduced to the art of sign painting, I went on to study

Graphic Design at Mohawk College in Brantford, Ontario.

Prior to graduating in the summer of 1988, I was introduced to Butch Robinson,

a locally renowned sign painter, water colour and pencil sketch artist who would mentor me for many years to come. It was upon meeting Butch that I found

my true calling in the world of art as a sign painter.

Over the years I have had the opportunity to work with many "old timer" sign painters, a billboard advertising shop and various other sign shops throughout Ontario, Canada. Along the way it has been my goal to pick up as much experience and advice as I possibly could. I learned from an early age that listening to and watching what works successfully for others would be of great benefit to me.

So far it seems to be working.

 

I am always trying to better myself in whatever I do, whether it be refining my skills as a graphic designer, a sign painter and pinstriper or just trying to win a game of chess against a blind guy. (True story...it happened once).

In my spare time, I enjoy canoeing either down the Grand River or up north in one of the luxurious lakes we have in Ontario or just heading to the cottage for a few days. Listening to 60's - 80's era rock and collecting vinyl records is also a huge passion of mine, and of course, anything Alice Cooper related. Remember the Coop!

I am a father as well to two beautiful children who have been nothing but the joy of my life and I look forward to seeing them make their mark in life.

I also volunteer for a number of local charities such as Big Hair for Little Kids, Autism Dog Services and Help A Child Smile  or just donating my services to other friends who are involved in their own personal charities.

Being able to use my talents in such a way that might benefit or simply put a smile on the face of someone not quite as fortunate as me is truly heartwarming.

Proficient in both hand painted methods as well as computer generated graphic design, I always strive for perfection in all that I do. Playing close attention to the details and always trying my best to do what is right for the customer.

I have a very profound understanding that if the customer is happy,

then I have performed my job well.

I welcome the opportunity to work with you on any projects you have.

ABOUT DANNO

Dan "DANNO" Drouin
"Art is my life blood"
Pinstriping Brantford Ontario
"Our greatest weakness lies in giving up"

Butch Robinson (1946 - 2013) owned and operated Robinson Art/Sign

for over 30 years in the Brantford, Ontario area.

 

He was a great friend, like an older brother and a great mentor.

If it wasn't for Butch I never would have evolved as a sign painter or become the person I am today.

We spent many years together, had a million laughs along the way and is truly missed.

Hiking Bruce Penninsula

This is Jett and I up at the cottage. She is a Husky cross. With what I don't know.

Something bipolar I assume. We get along....mostly. Like when I have pizza and beer readily available.

But I love her! How could you not. Just look at her.

Danno
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