New Directions

Hello all!

Its been awhile since I’ve posted on here. Many exciting things have been happening lately! I’ve fully committed to working on my art and writing full time now out of my home/studio in Contoocook, NH. Taking the leap, as they say, sure the hell is terrifying especially from a financial perspective but it is exhilarating and I wouldn’t want it any other way. My husband, Brian couldn’t be more supportive in my career change. He is truly a wonderful partner in crime to assist me in this transition but also a great person to get feedback from. He is an artist too, one of the musical variety so we frequently draw inspiration from each other.

I have three different creative projects I’m currently working on.

  1. Painting. I’m finishing up my current body of oil landscapes and nature still lives and moving on to another body of work. My new work is taking a slight detour but will still feature many themes my other paintings have had such as a sharp focus on vivid color and nature. I’m excited to share what I’ve been cooking up!
  2. Illustration. It is no secret that I am a huge fan of body art and tattooing. I am currently building an illustration portfolio to someday enter into a tattooing apprenticeship. I have had to teach myself how to draw differently. I’ve been studying illustrators and practicing almost everyday. I can delightfully say that my work has improved dramatically and I am experimenting with new techniques and ideas everyday.
  3. Writing. I am currently a freelance writer for Writer Access. I also have private clients that I do work for as well. I like to focus on blogging and lifestyle articles but I have been writing almost anything I can get my hands on to pay the bills. I think its a good thing to write about topics outside of my comfort zone because it gives me perspective and practice in different voices and styles. I truly love to write. Writing about things I love and am interested in just adds to my artwork. My good friend Dayna and I have started a blog about art and we are slowly building readership and kick ass content. Our blog, What The Water Gave Us is about all things art from the perspective of emerging artists. I am hoping to keep up with this as my main blog, linking to this website as an update with me personally as an artist. I am also looking into writing for other local clients, such as art galleries and tattoo shops. Please contact me if you are interested in any of my services!

I am a busy woman to say the least but I like it that way and I work best that way. Many doors are opening the more I talk with people. You can find me at art events, punk shows and tattoo studios. I’m pretty much up for anything as I am hungry to learn more and do more! Well, I better get back to work. Until next time my kittens.

~Dani

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