Danielle J. Scott - Artist

Artist Statement & CV

ARTIST STATEMENT
Inspired by the world around me, I often blend shapes with the theme of nature into intricate and unique ink drawings and mixed media creations. It energizes me to hear people discussing the different things they see in my artwork. It reminds me of children pointing at clouds and the game where they say what they think the shape is. They may see a dragon while their friend may see something totally different and equally wonderful. For this reason, I often interweave subtle details into my art just to keep the viewer looking for more.

 

My camera and sketchpad are never far from my side. Though predominantly abstract, my artwork is greatly influenced by my love of nature and travel. I have been blessed to visit 31 of the states in the US and nearly a dozen countries around the world. The beautiful elements of nature I am lucky enough to photograph in my travels serve as the inspiration for most of my work.

 

Hiking and kayaking are also some of my favorite activities because they bring me closer to things I enjoy photographing in nature. For example, I love to draw dead trees—the more gnarly, the better! However, I can also say it wouldn’t be uncommon to see me pulling over on the side of some random road taking a photo, because an old twisted tree or a colorful field of wild flowers has caught my eye.

 

It is often in these simple moments that I will first visualize a project in my mind. Sometimes it is the tree or flower. Other times, it can just be a leaf or even the basic shape of something I have seen that will stick in my mind and later transform into one of my abstract drawings or paintings.

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1970, Indianapolis, IN

Currently lives and works in Coatesville, Indiana

 

Education

2015     Fundamentals of Photography, Indy Photo Coach

Studied under: Kay Clay, at Crispus Attucks H.S. and the Indianapolis Art Center

 

Group Exhibitions

2016     Friends Art Show, Frankfort Community Public Library, Frankfort, IN

2016     Primary Colours, BRVA Halloween Show, Broad Ripple, IN

2016      Speedway Centre for the Arts, Speedway, IN

2016      Turning Over A New Leaf, Flower Shop and Gallery, Gas City, IN

2016      Wabash Brewing Taproom & Brewery, Indianapolis, IN

2016      Plainfield Public Library Arts Gala, Plainfield, IN

2012      Gallery at Easter Seals Crossroads, Indianapolis, IN

2010      Soli Deo Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2010      Art Salon!, exhibition and fundraiser, Indianapolis, IN

2010      Oranje Indy, Indianapolis, IN

09-11     The Art Bank Gallery, Indianapolis, IN. (Feat. artist, Sept. 2010 & Aug. 2011)

2009     Soli Deo Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2009     Oranje Indy, Indianapolis, IN

 

Collections

Works held in private collections in the United States and Germany.

 

Honors and Awards

2008     1st Place Photography, Lions Club International

1988      Portfolio Winner, LS Ayres Scholastic Competition, Indianapolis

1988      500 Festival of the Arts, Indianapolis

1987      500 Festival of the Arts, Indianapolis

1987      Gold Key Finalist, LS Ayres Scholastic Competition, Indianapolis

1986      500 Festival of the Arts, Indianapolis

1985      500 Festival of the Arts, Indianapolis

 

Bibliography

2016       The Sunrise. 2012. Private, Florida. Exploring Life in English. Vol. 2. Brazil: Amadeu Marques
                  & Ana Carolina Cardoso, 2016. N. pag. Print and Digital.

2010       Art Beat on City360 TV, https://vimeo.com/14413393

2009      Leaves. 2010. Artist Owned, Coatesville, Ind. Reed, Andy: “Hahuulhi”, Branches Magazine, vol. 22,
                 No. 2, May - June 2009, p. 18

 

Memberships

2016     Speedway Centre for the Arts, (member, volunteer, teacher)

2016     Artist Business Networking

2016     KelbyOne, photography and Photoshop for creative professionals

2016     Skillshare, continuing education in a variety creative genre

2016     Indianapolis Downtown Artist & Dealers Association

12-13    Hendricks County Arts Council

09-12    Indianapolis Downtown Artist & Dealers Association

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