Valuing whimsy, and fun in her storytelling, Danielle has begun to use loose, expressive linework in many of her personal illustrations that depict various subjects that provoke a funny thought - whether that is the shape of a scarf around a train commuter’s neck, or anything that can be found in the natural world. She is drawn to the exaggeration of shapes and expressions, and flat, textured colours, and she is highly observational in her practice – she loves to people-watch and will bring a sketchbook almost everywhere. While Danielle is primarily an illustrator that likes to dabble in both traditional and digital media, when not illustrating, you can usually find her in the ceramics studio getting a little dirty. In her current ceramic practice, much like her fine art practice, experimentation is vital. Danielle is working on playing with carved textures, unique ways of firing, and the translation of illustration practices to ceramics, particularly through the use of sgraffito (carving/scratching designs into contrasting colours of clay).
If she can get a smile from whoever is looking at or using her work, then the job is done.
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