Danielle Domenic studied bones, body forms and 'Spherelogy' with Joseph Slusky, a modern sculptor, at the University of California, Berkeley. When Joe asked her to draw how a physical ailment was perceived from the inside of the body, her unique style developed-- a style often compared to that of Georgia O'Keefe.
She worked for a time with this concept, developing her early work series entitled 'Bulbous Art'. During this time, she studied in India, where the openness of the culture inspired her works with intense body forms and colors.
She moved on to live in Europe, where she painted architectural forms with her unique fluid style.
In 2003, she returned to India, to complete an artist in residency at the Kanoria Centre for the Arts. While there, she taught free-hand drawing at the Centre for Environmental Planning Technology and completed her 'Birds of India' series.
After running her own gallery in Locke, a historical town in the California Delta, Danielle moved to Taos, New Mexico, where she works with a view of Taos Mountain.
Her unique style is created in part by an organic process of drawing with pen and ink, colored pencil, oil stick, charcoal and watercolor on paper. Danielle then pastes the paper onto either board or canvas, using an acrylic gesso.
She often coats her work with a clear sealant or spackling compound and then sands it until she has achieved the fresco or worn down feel. Often, Danielle will cut out part of the image and paste it-- adding to it in a collage like style. As a final step, Danielle creates her own handmade frames from recycled wood. Her works often take years to grow to full completion.
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