Darren Wenzel

Fort Worth, Texas

By signcraft

Posted on Saturday, December 29th, 2018

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Shop name:
Gasoline Art

Shop size: 1440 sq. ft.

Age: 47

Graphics equipment:
Plenty of brushes and
airbrushes plus a Roland
VG-540 printer/cutter

On Facebook as Darren Wenzel
Growing up back in Australia, the walk home from school took Darren Wenzel right past the local sign shop. He couldn’t pass by without a look in the window to see what the sign painter was working on. That curiosity led to what would become a career in sign painting, pinstriping and custom painting.

“I decided that was what I wanted to do,” he says. “In 1987, I went on to do my signwriting apprenticeship in a big shop in Adelaide that did a lot of display work. This was before computers, so there was all this block lettering to be done with a brush. It bored me then, but I’m so glad I got the opportunity to do that. I wouldn’t be in the position I am now without that.”

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