My journey in art began like most artists--I have been drawing and painting since I can remember. I am inspired by the world around me and often bring shapes of nature into my work. Ornate and abstract, I put many hours of very tedious work into each pen & ink drawing. Similar to my drawings, my colorful paintings and photography combine realistic and abstract subjects with circles and flowing lines. The elements often join together the unknown and the uncommon in my finished works.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Born and raised in Indianapolis, Indiana, Danielle J. Smith made her public art debut at Oranje 2009 (http://oranjeindy.com) in September 2009. In October 2009, she displayed at Soli Deo Gallery/45 Degrees for a First Friday event on Massachusetts Avenue. While new to exhibiting, she has been creating art and building her portfolio for more than twenty years.
Flowing strictly from the imagination, Danielle's work predominantly uses the medium of pen and ink. The actual sizes of the pictures vary enormously. They all, however, contain the same singularly detailed and minute focused attention that has become her signature.
When creating in color, her art combines watercolor, colored pencil, and pastel. The primary subject of her photography work is nature, both realistic and abstract.
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Education and Credentials
Though my educational background focuses on business, I chose advertising, art and marketing for electives where possible.
2009, MBA, Anderson University
2002, BSM, Indiana Wesleyan University
1997, AAS, Business/Marketing, Ivy Tech College
Professional Affiliations & Community Involvement
2009-Present, Indianapolis Downtown Artist & Dealers Association, Exhibitions committee
2008-Present, Indianapolis Art Center, Artist membership
2001-Present, Decatur Central Lions Club
2000-2007, American Marketing Association
Honors and Awards
2008, 1st Place Photography, Lions Club International
1988, Portfolio Winner, LS Ayres Scholastic Competition
1987, Gold Key Finalist, LS Ayres Scholastic Competition
1985/86/87/88, 500 Festival of the Arts
Sept. 2009, “Oranje 2009”, Oranje Indy
Oct. 2009 – current (ongoing), “IDADA First Fridays on Mass Avenue”, soli deo gallery
Feb. 2010, “Art Salon!”, Event partnership with Meridian Design Group and Noble of Indiana
Copyright © 2010. All images are property of the artist and cannot be used without the express written permission of Danielle J. Smith.