Welcome to CADANO

About the Artist

Dan Jones is native to Bay Area. He is a self-taught artist who has the rare talent of capturing emotions through his creation.   

Dan has a wide range of both mediums and subjects, including Charcoals  to Acrylics, Portraits to Murals. He continues to work hard at his  never-ending attempts to master his passion. Patience has been the key to  his ever changing artwork. 

"I always knew I wanted to be an artist, from the  time I was a small child.  I can remember my grandmother telling me her  neighbor was an ‘artist’.  Not knowing what an ‘artist’ looked like, I  was intrigued and curious.  When we went to my grandma’s house, I would  always try to peek next door to get a glimpse of the ‘artist’, wondering  what I could look like some day.

One day I finally met the ‘artist’, her  name was Mille, she was very short, stooped over in a floral print  housecoat, clunky black shoes with a silver bun on top of her head.  In  retrospect, I am thankful all artists don’t look the same!" -Dan

Dan's Creations

Mans Best Friend

The 'Dog Series', was inspired by Dan's absolute love for  "Man's Best Friend". The beautiful, funny, sad and sometimes charmingly  pathetic expressions he sees in the face of one of his best friends,  Bailey (pictured here) has inspired Dan to do this series. He has since  successfully captured the souls of many four legged friends.

Famous and Autographed

Included in Dan's works is a collection of celebrity, which he has drawn over the years.  Many of these portraits were autographed by the celebrity during appearances and concerts.
 

It started as a hobby with his first charcoal portrait of Donna Summer, done on a piece of brown cardboard from an old moving box.  It has grown into a fine collection of portraits, some of which are hanging in the homes of the celebrities.
 

While he worked hard at it, the artwork seemed to come  naturally for Dan. The hobby became more about the hunt of the autograph and less about the portrait itself. 

Chrismouse

Years ago, Dan started drawing his own  personalized Christmas cards.  It all started as a silly mouse getting  into some kind of holiday mischief.  He would draw the outline, copy it  on a copy machine and then color each one in by hand with felt tipped  pens.  Years later, this mouse was named Chrismouse and it appears every  year, sometimes with its mouse friends, but always involved in some  type of holiday fun, wishing everyone the best of the holiday season.

Murals

"I always knew I wanted to be an artist, from the  time I was a small child.  I can remember my grandmother telling me her  neighbor was an ‘artist’.  Not knowing what an ‘artist’ looked like, I  was intrigued and curious.  When we went to my grandma’s house, I would  always try to peek next door to get a glimpse of the ‘artist’, wondering  what I could look like some day.

One day I finally met the ‘artist’, her  name was Mille, she was very short, stooped over in a floral print  housecoat, clunky black shoes with a silver bun on top of her head.  In  retrospect, I am thankful all artists don’t look the same!" -Dan

Other fun projects

As if all the portraits aren't enough, Dan  still has the need to let out his creativity in other ways. Whether it  is for fun, like the Christmas Lawn Art, or for a worthy cause, such as  Aids and Cancer Benefits, Dan always finds time for the fun stuff too!