Dan Nolan is a stained glass artist from the Grey County area in Ontario Canada. His studio is located between Hanover and Neustadt on Grey Road 10.
Dan grew up in Bruce County, just west of Walkerton. It was growing up in this rural setting, that he developed his love of drawing and appreciation of nature and all it's visual glory.
After studying art at the University of Waterloo, graduating with a BA in Fine Arts in 1979, Dan continued to work in his chosen field of study, painting and drawing. In 1982, he began to work in stained glass. Working from a small basement studio, Dan attended many craft shows around Ontario, while continuing to learn more about the art of stained glass through reading books, and when repairing windows, observing how craftsmen from the past made stained glass.
Dan opened his first commercial studio in 1985, in Hanover Ontario. From this studio he could sell his finished work, and sell glass and supplies to local hobbyists, as well as attend craft shows. Dan moved to his current location just south of Hanover in 1990.
Drawing inspiration from his local surroundings, Dan has produced a large body of work of stained glass windows, as well as many smaller works that he sells in his studio.