I am a
Shoreditch, London based Artist and Photographer, creating unique artworks and specially
background is Maths, Philosophy, Graphics and German &
Italian Languages at Bristol
University, Photography and Spanish at
City Lit, London, Art at Central St. Martins College of Art
and Design, University of London and
Art, Film & German at
Humboldt-Universitšt zu Berlin (interestingly this is the
university attended by Albert Einstein, Karl Marx and
Friedrich Engels). These influences filter down into my work
in the creation of complex designs and meticulous hand
Highly saturated with bold hyper-real shades, my palette
aims to assault the senses for maximum impact. Earlier works stayed faithful
to tonal ranges projecting tranquillity, other works flourish in the clashing combinations of colour
ranges to provoke confusion and mild discomfort to the eye
and hence the effect of the piece and more recent work has
addressed more neutral tonal ranges.
My work combines photography,
graphic design and mixed media painting predominantly
exploring landscapes and objects of popular culture.
Photographs act as a starting point. A youth spent in
London, the vibrant arts and culture, club and music scenes,
are strong influences in my work, this urban inspiration
converges with my love of the perfection I see in geometric
patterns of nature.
I am interested in the way
technological advances in visual media can be used to
enhance and develop the traditional medium of painting. My
photography provides source images that I digitally collage
and manipulate to form designs for final pieces which vary
from abstract impressionism to figurative works.
important to me and realizing a digitally designed work into
a mixed media painting allows me to manipulate shape, colour
and texture. I take an image that has been restrained by the
rules of computer logic and breathe physicality and choice
into it through the layering of acrylics, oils, collage,
photo-transfer and mark-making.
Contemporary pop art and graphic
artists such as Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein, she has a
natural feel for colour, shape and texture. Danielle
also admires the work of photographer Andreas Gursky, whose
large scale photographic images show incredible beauty to
pixel level detail. This echoes the perfectionism and detail
in her own work.
Danielle designs all of her paintings meticulously,
manipulating colour and shape until deemed ready for canvas.
Her original artwork designs are all painted by hand, but
she often aspires to achieve the appearance of a screen
print. Danielle uses both acrylics and oils or
a mixture of the two, together with other media to create
added texture in her paintings.
Having studied science, mathematics and computing, as well
as Art, it filters down into her paintings, for example, in
the creation of complex designs, manipulation of geometry
and shape and use of materials.
Inspiration comes from anywhere and everywhere - an idea may
grow over time or materialise spontaneously. In some work
nature is a strong theme. Contemporary pieces have
emerged from the vibrant London Club and Music scene.
Other work included creating a visual
representation of music, namely the Amen Break, a 6 second
drum beat that has been instrumental in the development of
Hip Hop and Drum and Bass. Studying Contemporary Art at
Central St. Martins College of Art inspired other works
including Crab Nebula and Eagle Nebula.
artworks combine the use of photography, graphic design and
mixed media painting. I am interested in the way
technological advances in visual media over the last 20
years can be used to enhance and develop the traditional
medium of painting.
Graphic design tools are used extensively to assist in
designing and developing my artworks. Subject matter varies
from landscapes, both urban and rural, to street art and
objects of popular culture. Having spent the best part of my
life in the London area, taking part in the vibrant arts and
culture scene, this stands as a strong influence in my work.
My urban culture inspirations often become mingled with a
love of the geometric patterns evident in nature.
Source images are digitally collaged and manipulated to form
designs for final pieces which vary from abstract
impressionism to figurative works. Process is important to
me, and realizing a digitally designed work into a mixed
media painting offers exciting challenges. I take an image
that has been restrained by the rules of logic and code and
breathe physicality and choice into it through the layering
of acrylics, oils, collage, photo-transfer and mark-making.
work aims to transcend the viewer to the antipodes of the
mind through whilst maintaining a concrete grounding in the
world of the real. The use of photographs creates an
emotional relationship between the viewer and reality whilst
the use of a highly saturated palette, of bold, hyper-real
shades, opens the doors of perception to a world of visual
Favourite Contemporary Artists: Andreas Gursky, Wolfgang
Tillmans, Bridget Riley, Gerhard Richter, Mark Quinn, Anish
Kapoor, Alexis Harding, Jean Michel Basquiat, John Monks
Favourite Street Artists: Roa, C15, David Walker,
Malarky, El Bocho, Blu
Portrait & Contemporary
Artist & Photographer,
"Can't stop looking at the
painting - I absolutely love it!!!!"
"Seriously amazing commission...! Looks so awesome in
our lounge. x"
It's awesome. I love it."
" I was truly amazed with my finished portrait. "
Danielle created a piece for me based on photographs of
my two sons. Not only is it original and striking and
beautiful but the really incredible thing for me is how
she has captured their natures in reflecting their images.
It is like she has found a way to paint souls."
Many Thanks, John
" Our portrait was a wonderful wedding gift, based
on a picture of us in New York.
I love the fact that it is such a true likeness of us
We have proudly hung this in our home, and
will be asking her to do another one very soon."
Thank you, Camille