Wednesday, October 20, 2010

One man's trash....

I have an unbelievable amount of stuff that I've found, well, in the trash, and I fully blame my father for this habit that I'v developed. With that being said though, most of these treasures find their way into my work, and that will forever be my excuse for collecting them. These are two gems that were both picked up and I adore :)

These two paintings are the first of a larger series in the works! I think they make a great pair, and if you think so too you can purchase prints of them on my etsy!

Antique Chairs
12 x 12 in.
oil and acrylic on wood.

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Bye Bye Summer

First and Foremost.....
This has been long overdue, so be sure to check it out,

This summer has been a busy one, and went by too fast! Besides my opening at Sienna Gallery, I was fortunate enough to spend a month up in the Berkshires (Ironically, the exact same town, Lenox Ma, that my opening was in-crazy!) teaching drawing at Belvoir Terrace, a girls art camp. It was a really great experience, spending my days teaching in an old greenhouse and meeting tons of great students as well as other talented artists/staff. Below is some work I completed during my stay there, including an invitation for my sister's bridal shower which was another big event of the summer for me.

I have a few projects in the works as well as shows coming up that I'll be sure to post about! But for now, I am looking forward to the fall weather, some beach cruising & my sisters wedding :)

"There are Different Names for the Same Place"
14 x 18 in.
oil on wood

-Invitation drawing

-Full invitation

ink trees
18 x 24 in.
ink on paper



Wednesday, July 14, 2010


Our opening was this past weekend and it went great! The show came together really nicely and it was awesome to hang out with old friends as well as new ones! Thanks to everyone for coming out!

Royal Loyals.

Loyal Royals.

Below are the three collaborative pieces that go with each set of work. Each piece consists of painting and jewelry.

oil on masonite, sterling, vintage plastic objects

When You My Love Are Gone
oil on masonite, sterling, vintage plastic objects

Big Tiga
oil & gold leaf on masonite, sterling, 10k gold, acrylic, garnets

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Lenox. Philly. Los Angeles.


It's finally here, Monika and my show opens this weekend at Sienna Gallery in Lenox, MA. The show was based on 3 lives/individuals that we look up to and admire. Monika created jewelry for them to wear (made to reflect their personalities and artwork) and then they were each painted posed and wearing their jewels (again, painted to feel like each of their individual worlds that they create in their own artwork) Also, to go along with each set is a collaborative piece that encompasses both painting and jewelry in one.

We felt it important to create this work and these worlds with a bit of mystery; to give the viewer an opportunity to really develop any back-story or life for these people when viewing the work. It's interesting to think back on a time when a portrait painting was just that, with no search bar or technology driven method to discover anything else about the person painted; this idea of intrigue and mystery is one of the reasons why I find myself so fascinated by old objects, b & w photos, paintings, etc. Not knowing can be so powerful, especially in an age when almost too much is known, or rather can be known with just a little research, aka google.

All of the work can be viewed on the Sienna Gallery website, here. The reception for the show is this Saturday, July 10th, at Sienna Gallery, 80 Main st. Lenox MA.

24 x 24 in.
oil on wood

Lady Lola
15 x 31 in.
oil and gold on wood

I Have You, We Have Us
28 x 21 in.
oil on wood


I will also be part of a group show this friday at the Chapterhouse Cafe & Gallery, 620 south 9th St. Philly Pa. There will be 30+ artists and it's sure to be an awesome show, so check it out if you're in the neighborhood!


And lastly, I am fortunate enough to be a part of Crazy for Cult again at Gallery 1988 LA, opening this Friday! This year the movie I chose to paint was Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind. I can watch this movie over and over again and it just seems to get better. I really wanted to convey more of the movie's tone in this painting. I can't quite describe it, but it's more of a feeling I always get from the film that makes me love it so much, it's very honest and the scenes can be very subtle, something I wanted to come across in my painting.

I Don't Wanna Get Over You (Meet Me in Montauk)
11 x 14 in.
oil on wood

Thursday, June 3, 2010

First Comes Love.....

"Made in America" is a group show that I am part of opening this Friday at Trust Gallery in Philadelphia. My piece for the show is a bit of a new direction for me, using a concept that relies more on the display/installation rather than the actual paintings. My take on the theme, Made in America, focuses on where I am in my life right now and what is going on in the lives around me. I personally feel that even though we live in a country where you are free to live your life however you please, there are still some "standard" things that people (not everybody) believe should happen or expect to happen. When you date somebody long enough you get married, when you get married you buy a house, and when you buy a house it has a nursery. This piece is not me saying this is what should or shouldn't happen, but more about me realizing that even though it is 2010, some ideas are hard to escape. (Maybe this is because of childhood songs.......or facebook.)

My piece uses 3 smaller paintings (marriage, house, baby) contained within a white drawer. The concept being that these events do exist, however, the order can be switched, one can be taken out of the box, all of them can be taken out of the box, and although the idea of them will never disappear from society, you have the option to make your own choices and path in life.

"First Comes Love, Then Comes Marriage, Then Comes the Baby in the Baby Carriage"
14 x 18
oil paint, wood, ribbon

oil on wood

oil on wood

oil on wood

And on another note, here are a few shots of Monika and I from that Art Star Craft Bazaar, thanks to all the visitors!

Thursday, May 13, 2010


I've been busy preparing for the Art Star Craft Bazaar which is this weekend down at Penns Landing. Be sure to stop by and visit me and Monika, we'll be at booth 5 near the Chestnut street entrance selling prints, paintings & jewelry!

You can visit the Art Star Craft Bazaar website for more info.

Some other things coming up....

Made in America is a group show I will be participating in at the Trust Gallery in Philly, the show opens June 6th and I'll have more info soon!! Below is the show flyer

In June I will also be part of a drawing/print show at the Bean Cafe on South St. in Philly. More info to come on that as well :)

5 x 18 in.
graphite & acrylic on paper


And lastly, check out our ad on the inside cover of the current MetalSmith Magazine!!

Clearer picture of the ad...

Wednesday, March 31, 2010


It's been a little while...I apologize for the lack of posts :( I've been busy working on very large (for me anyways) paintings and very tiny paintings for my collaborative show with Monika this summer at Sienna Gallery in Lenox, MA. We're really excited (and stressed & nervous) for our first duet together. The exhibit will consist of series based off of artists we admire. Each set consisting of jewelry, a portrait and a Monika + Danielle collaborative piece. Since I won't be posting any of the work until the show opens I've decided to share a few teasers...

-Detail of Judith Schaechters portrait - still in progress

-Skull painting ( part of the Judith collaborative piece)
2.5 x 3 in. oil on wood

Look for our show ad on the inside cover of the current issue of Metalsmith Magazine!

Thursday, February 11, 2010


"The Origin of the Sorceress Print" now available in my etsy shop.
Check it out HERE!

Take Care.

I'll Take Care of You (John Murray's bridge to Nan's)
11 x 32 in.
oil on board

detail 1.

detail 2.

detail 3.

This is my version of John Murray's childhood dream of having a personal bridge to ride his bike over to his grandmother's house. Because it is a dream, I took the liberty of making the bridge semi lace, stenciling pattern into the waves and clouds, and making the people a bit too large for the houses (oh, and also making home an awesome victorian house on a rock island) Dreams are fun :)

Friday, January 29, 2010

J.D. Salinger

I think I could have gone the rest of my life only creating pieces based off of Salinger's work, somewhere along the line I got off of this track and now looking back it makes me want to paint his world again. I've always loved the visuals and feelings I get when reading his work, and when I look back at these paintings from college (circa 2006) I can still remember the world I was in when creating them.

Senior thesis based off of Franny & Zooey.
-Franny (A painting I've never been able to let go of, even after 3 sale inquiries)
-Buddy and Seymour's desks (wrap around book jacket)
-Glass Family portrait (Salinger in the back left)

For Esme, with love and Squalor

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I've been waiting for this...

My "Deborah Anne" painting is now available as a canvas print, online at Urban Outfitters. So you should buy one HERE!

Tuesday, January 19, 2010


Just wanted to post this commission I did last month. I love painting these old photos, so these are always fun jobs :)

Police Photo
11 x 14 in.
oil on wood

The next few months I'm going to be pretty devoted to painting large portraits for me and Monika's solo show at Sienna Gallery this summer. I apologize if my posts are a bit scarce but I will try to keep you updated, even if I only show tid-bits :)