Dan Brambilla

Dan Brambilla was a U.S. and Canadian entertainment executive that has been painting for over 20 years. Following his recent retirement, Dan has been devoting all his time to pursuing his new career in art. During his many years of painting, Dan has been largely self-taught, although he did study at the John Angel Studios both in Toronto as well as in Florence Italy where he focused on drawing and Renaissance style portrait painting.

In August of 2017 Dan was honoured by being selected as one of the top 100 in North American emerging artists by the Jury for the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Art Competition. In 2018 Dan was commissioned by the Design Exchange to paint a large work for the Exchange’s annual fund-raising auction.


Dan’s passion is interpreting the primordial images of sky, horizon and water as viewed through the child-like-eyes of our prehistoric ancestors…images which are now burned into our modern collective unconscious. Dan imagines how these images were experienced and translates them into an atmospheric, minimalistic and somewhat surrealistic style representing the essence of what has enthralled us for millennia. Dan focuses on the vibrating harmonics of colours and the pure essence of the image. Viewers of Dan’s work often describe the experience as “walking into a dream”.