About Daniele

I create art that makes my heart sing.

When I look at an object, listen to music, or read a good book, I want to feel a resonance with it. So, that’s the kind of reaction I hope to get with the art I make. For me, art making is about exploring an endless series of what ifs. A blank canvas represents limitless possibilities. Sometimes I find what I want in the making of it, rather than working toward a preconceived idea. It becomes a search for color harmony, compositional balance, and a state of flow. It’s an exercise of exploration—texture, paint, scrub, repeat—until I feel satiated. Physically working with various materials, experimenting and analyzing, while finding that vital sense of flow is what gives me the most satisfaction.

Join me

You are invited to see a story in these paintings, have a love affair with their colors and textures, or just experience them in your own way. You might see one that brings you peace, lights your fire, or anything in between. The correct interpretation is the one that makes your heart sing.

Contact me about a commission

If you’re feeling the love, but don’t see a piece that’s quite right for you, drop me a line. I try to make commissioning a special artwork as easy as possible.

My history

I received my degree in Fine Art from Fort Hays State University in Kansas in 1993, and I’m honored that my award-winning art is now collected throughout the US, Canada and Europe.

My other artistic passion are the pet portraits I’ve been commissioned to do for the past 25+ years. The ability to translate what I see into a painting or drawing is a talent I feel lucky to have and happy to share. Sometimes clients tell me they talk to the drawing I did of their deceased pet. That’s the best because I know I have done my job well—to give you something so real you’ll relive that memory or feeling every time you look at it. You can see the collection at Petable Portraits.

I also work with Joe Camblin at Jozee Designs where I am a graphic designer and illustrator. Joe and I have created a wide variety of websites, printed material and other interesting design projects for our clients. See our website, logos and other graphic design examples at Jozee Designs.

I hope you feel like you know me a little better now. I assure you that I take the greatest care with all of my artwork whether it’s a commission or a piece that you see on the site now.

I do my best to deliver your artwork in a timely and professional way. Let’s work together!

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CV

Upcoming Exhibits, Etc.
– Visual Arts League of Allen, Millhouse, McKinney, TX, Consenting Circles Solo Exhibit, 1/31/2024 – 2/23/2024

– The Back 40 at The Art Farm, Burleson, TX, Group Show, 3/24

– The Cove, 2-artist show with sculptor Kat Warwick, 4/24

– The Cove, solo show, June 28-29, 2024
– Article in Canvas Rebel, TBD
– Article in Shoutout DFW, TBD


RECENT Awards and Honors
– Art Meets Poetry 2024, McKinney, TX, “Forest Poetry: Warm Moon” was chosen to represent the event on the book cover, posters, postcards and as fund-raising raffle 2/24

– AM Gallery, Lewisville, TX, Consenting Circles Solo Exhibit, 12/23 to 1/24
– Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, nominated for Artist of the Year, 2023

– AM Gallery, Tales by Moonlight, 2nd Place People’s Choice Award, 9/23

– Visual Arts League of Lewisville, Off The Wall, Honorable Mention, 11/23; Deconstructed, Dick Blick Painter’s Award, 1/24
– 
Visual Arts Guild of Frisco, Creme de la Creme, Honorable Mention, 11/22, 12/23

– Visual Arts League of Allen, Thankful for the Artists, 2nd Place and Honorable Mention, 2022


Notable Exhibits, Festivals And Community Involvement
– MAST – McKinney Artists’ Studio Tour, 2022, 2023
– 
Love for Kids 2023, Palette to Palate Fundraiser, Dallas Palms, Carrollton, TX

– Visual Arts League of Allen 2024 shows: Reflections
– Visual Arts League of Allen 2023 shows: Glorious Greens, Metamorphosis & Transformation and Thankful for the Artists
– Plush Gallery, EMERGE Fair, Dragon Street, Dallas, TX, 2023
– 
Serendipity Labs, Resident Artist, Q2 2023
– 
Cowtown Classic Arabian Horse Show, Fort Worth, TX, 2023

– Millhouse Winter Artfest (juried), The Cottonmill, McKinney, TX, 2/23
– 
Kettle Gallery, Kettle X, Deep Ellum, Dallas, TX, 3/23

– Gallery 8680, RED, Frisco, TX, 2/2023

– Art Meets Poetry 2023, 2024, McKinney, TX

– Sun Fiesta, Venice, FL

– Natural Elements, a 4-artist exhibition at Art Center Manatee, Bradenton, FL
– Texas & Neighbors Regional Juried Art Exhibition, Irving, TX

– Irving Art Association, Juried Members Show, President’s Award of Excellence
– 
Artopia, Dallas, TX


Education
– Fort Hays State University, Hays, KS, 1994
– 
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts

– Art Teacher’s Certificate for Grades K-12

Past Exhibitions

Where to see my work in 2024

Where to see my work in 2024

January 2024– Tiny Doors McKinney, Phase 2, reception January 27– Visual Arts League of Lewisville, Deconstructed, Awarded Dick Blick Painter’s Award February– Art Meets Poetry, reception February 3– Solo show at the Cottonmill, hosted by Visual Arts League of Allen 1/31 – 2/23. Reception February 6-8 PM March– The Back 40, Burleson, TX, reception March…
VAGF’s Creme de la Creme

VAGF’s Creme de la Creme

It is always an honor to get artwork accepted into the Visual Arts Guild of Frisco‘s Creme de la Creme! This year I got two in!! As always the reception was amazing! Full of outstanding art, great food, friends and family! I was shocked when my name was called for an Honorable Mention for my…
Solo Show at AM Gallery

Solo Show at AM Gallery

I’m so happy to announce that I’ll be having my first solo show! It will be hosted by AM Gallery in the Vista Shopping Center in Lewisville, Texas from November 26 to December 31, 2023. I was awarded this show by receiving a People’s Choice award at Tales by Moonlight, curated by Jose Angel Hernandez.…
MAST 2023!!!

MAST 2023!!!

I’m pleased as punch to be at TUPPS at the Cottonmille with 3 other extraordinary artists this year for the MAST tour. I’ll be spending my days with Jose Angel Hernandez, Cindy Peters, and Janette Teel! November 11-12 come on out!
EMERGE fair at Plush Gallery

EMERGE fair at Plush Gallery

I am thankful for the opportunity to exhibit work at Randall Garrett’s Plush Gallery on Dragon Street in Dallas. The art and artists were amazing, the panel discussions were thought provoking. It was an honor to show my art work with so many great artists. Thanks to everyone who visited and displayed their artwork!
Serendipity Labs McKinney-Craig Ranch

Serendipity Labs McKinney-Craig Ranch

This amazing co-working space will be hosting 17+ of my paintings for the April through June of this year. It’s just an amazing place and I am sure it is a great place to work! Join me for the reception on April 6, 2023 from 4:30-6.
Millhouse ArtFest

Millhouse ArtFest

Come see me Saturday and Sunday 11-5 at the Millhouse Artfest! We’ll laugh , we’ll cry , we will love some art!!! My booth will be in the grand hallway. This event is a must see!!! Make the trip! Located at: The CottonMill 610 Elm Street McKinney TX
RED at Gallery 8680

RED at Gallery 8680

All kinds of interpretations of the color red at Gallery 8680 in Frisco, Texas. The opening was a great time and my work was hanging with great company! I was honored to have three pieces in this show!
Kettle X

Kettle X

A group show in the Kettle Art Gallery in Deep Ellum, Dallas, Texas
Thankful for the Artists Exhibition

Thankful for the Artists Exhibition

Hosted by the Visual Arts League of Allen, this exhibition can be seen from November 2 to December 4, 2022 in McKinney’s historic Cotton Mill. The closing reception will be Thursday, December 1, 6pm – 8pm I have two very different artworks in this show 😉
MAST – McKinney Art Studio Tour

MAST – McKinney Art Studio Tour

November 12-14, 2022 Historic McKinney, TX enjoys a thriving art community of several hundred professional artists, including painters, potters, sculptors, photographers, woodcarvers and turners, mixed media artists and jewelers. Come tour the studios! Location: All over McKinney, Texas’ Historic District
Creme de la Creme Exhibit

Creme de la Creme Exhibit

October 3 – November 5, 2022 I’m honored my work Wrench No. 10 is a part of the annual Visual Arts Guild of Frisco’s “best of the best” Creme de la Creme exhibition! The Artist’s reception is October 23, at the Frisco Discovery Center at 7pm. Come by and say “Hi!” Location: Frisco Discovery Center…
Designer Series Art Exhibit

Designer Series Art Exhibit

September 6 – October 9, 2022 A Visual Arts League of Allen juried exhibit that consists of artwork that compliments a designer’s space with a focus on visual components of color, form, shape, space, texture and contrast. At the beautiful Cotton Mill in McKinney, TX. Location: McKinney Cotton Mill, 610 Elm St, McKinney, TX 75069
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