Dave Arnold speaks on turning his passion of art into a business.
About the speaker
Dave Arnold is a Montreal-based visual artist that is known for his irreverent perspective and unique Pop-Art aesthetic which combines a modern sensibility with a penchant for nostalgia. Arnold is obsessed with executing the perfect line as he is with augmenting the charm of imperfection. Mr. Sign was launched in late 2009 in response to the widespread appreciation that gallery patrons and art buyers had voiced for Dave Arnold’s uncannily precise paintings, combined with their desire to have Arnold adorn their own businesses with his signature style. As such, Mr. Sign has gone on to provide premium interior and exterior painting services to a range of established retailers and restaurants in the Montreal area. Combining his love of all things antiquated with the pre-existing visual characteristics of his clients’ brands, Arnold has been able to provide commercial spaces with unique hand painted signage and other artistic details that enrich environments, captivate consumers and drive business.
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None of us actually know what is out there behind all these doors, but if you go and start knocking on them, weird shit starts to happen. — Dave Arnold
Do what you can, with what you have, where you are. — Dave Arnold
Every single project I did that first winter was an absolute and utter failure. Every single meal was a hot dog on a piece of bread with a piece of processed cheese. — Dave Arnold
I never set out to be a sign painter. It was an unexpected turn of events. — Dave Arnold
If you're doing anything—especially creatively—make sure it's absolutely the best you can make it. — Dave Arnold