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 they play 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 33 of the states in the US and nearly a dozen countries around the world. The beautiful elements of nature I photograph in my travels often serve as the inspiration for my drawings and mixed media paintings.
   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 drawing dead trees—the more gnarly, the better! However, I can also say it wouldn’t be uncommon to see me stopped by the side of a random road taking a photo, just because an old twisted tree or a colorful field of wild flowers has caught my eye.

    It is often right in these moments, when I first visualize a project in my mind. Sometimes it is a field of trees or flowers. Another day, it might be a single leaf or even the shape of something that sticks in my mind and later transforms into one of my abstract drawings.

 

 

CURRICULUM VITAE

Born 1970, Indianapolis, IN; Currently lives in Coatesville, IN

 

I create art in my studio in Coatesville and when at the Full Circle Nine gallery in the Circle City Industrial Complex in Indianapolis.

 

Education

2018    Lightroom Training, Cole's Classroom, Online

2015    Fundamentals of Photography, Indy Photo Coach

92-94   Fine Art, Studied under Artist Kay Clay, Indianapolis, IN

84-87   Fine Art & Ceramics, Studied under Artist Kay Clay, Indianapolis, IN

 

Solo & Feature Exhibitions

2018    Black, White & Spring (Solo), Mass Ave Wine, Indianapolis, IN

2018    Black, White & Spring (Solo), 10 Johnson Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2018    Black, White & Spring (Feature), Speedway Centre for the Arts, Speedway, IN

2011    Feature Artist, The Art Bank Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

2010    Feature Artist, The Art Bank Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

 

Group Exhibitions

2019    Member Artist, Full Circle Nine Gallery, Indianapolis, IN

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.

2016    Art Beat on City360 TV, https://vimeo.com/14413393.

Leaves. 2010. Artist Owned, Coatesville, Ind. Reed, Andy: “Hahuulhi”, Branches Magazine, vol. 22, 2009    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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