Dani studied fine arts at Brooklyn College. With a passion for many different disciplines, she became a photographer by trade, but continued to study drawing and painting at the Arts Students League in Manhattan. She also loves knitting, woodworking, and sewing. However, recently, she has found her way back to painting and hopes to continue in this path.
I like to start my paintings without knowing where they will go. I find that they have a lot more spontaneity when I work this way. I recently started a series of oil paintings that are based on the idea of blending colors through overlapping shapes. As a result, the shapes take on a transparent quality and thinness that I had not predicted would happen. It is really exciting to stand back and see this thick paint seem as thin as tissue paper as the shapes float in front of one another. In addition to color, my paintings have a lot of texture due to the fact that I only paint with a palette knife. I started painting with a palette knife in college as a way to free myself from details, however over the years I have become quite good at wielding the knife to go into very tight spots. I guess the details found me again!
b. 1977, Brooklyn, NY
Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY