Leap Into Summer - The Frog Trail
Leap Into Summer - The Frog Trail

A 3D mural painted for The Centre at Livingston, organised by Wild in Art. There were over 10 frogs, with 4 painted by artists, displayed in the centre through the summer. Part of this project was to paint the frog 'live', so shoppers could watch the paintings develop over a series of days! Here's a video showing the work in progress: Follow The Link

My frog was inspired by the botanics and joy of summer - in fact the Calla Lilies grow just a couple of doors down my street.

The Honeysuckle and the Moth
The Honeysuckle and the Moth

A personal piece of work based on the theme of summer and designed to evoke the scent and magic of a warm summer's night. Moths are drawn through the darkness to the scent of honeysuckle...
Made with watercolour, paper textures and digital layering.

 

Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016
Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016

The mural for Zizzi St Andrews was inspired by the fantastic variety and colour of the sea plants and creatures found at low tide on the beautiful beach of the town. The rock pools in particular hold endless treasures in vivid colours and shapes. With each new tide everything is fresh and renewed, and combined with the motion of the sea, this is what I wanted to bring to the restaurant with my design.

Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016
Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016

Zizzi asked me to create them a mural to brighten up a section of their restaurant in St Andrews.


"We commissioned Danielle to create this work as part of our ongoing commitment to developing fresh talent and giving graduates a stage to showcase their skills. We have been featuring their work within our restaurant environment and  through bespoke illustrations created for a wide variety of projects. Danielle is just one of a team of young talented artists and designers we are working with at Zizzi."

Wrap
Wrap

One of the latest wrapping paper designs, which I print onto recycled paper and sell locally. This one was inspired by winter trees and woodland walks.

Greeting Card
Greeting Card

A greeting card design full of winter berries and colours. All is not still in winter, and I wanted to create an alternative greeting for the colder months with movement and life.

The Cricket's Song
The Cricket's Song

Paired with the Honeysuckle and the Moth, this summer themed piece is inspired by the crickets singing in night, 'The Music of the Night'. 

Leap Into Summer
Leap Into Summer

A 3D mural painted for The Centre at Livingston, organised by Wild in Art. There were over 10 frogs, with 4 painted by artists, displayed in the centre through the summer. Part of this project was to paint the frog 'live', so shoppers could watch the paintings develop over a series of days! Here's a video showing the work in progress: Follow The Link

Postcard Designs
Postcard Designs

A selection of designs inspired by nature. The illustrations are made with watercolour and digital layering. I am always adding new designs to this collection - stay posted!

Ghost Frogs
Ghost Frogs

 A response to worldwide amphibian decline, the inspiration for this piece sparked from a particular piece of writing: Ghosts in Our Midst by Scott Norris.
‘Around the world and in large numbers, amphibians are declining both where their habitat is being destroyed and in remote areas that appear to our words pristine’. (Norris)
A creature contained in such delicate skin will always be one of the first creatures to feel the effects of pollution, pesticides and climate change, and for this reason the frog among other amphibians are often referred to as the ‘Canaries in the Coalmine’

The Homeless Bee
The Homeless Bee

In November 2015 Friends of the Earth published The Homeless Bee and Me, written by David Greaves and illustrated by myself. I was chosen to illustrate the book after submitting my portfolio to Friends of the Earth. In less than a month, the project was successfully crowdfunded and the illustrations began. 
The book successfully raised lots of money for Friends of the Earth and is on the bookshelf of bee lovers around the UK and around the world!
 

Mural version of The Honeysuckle and The Moth
Mural version of The Honeysuckle and The Moth

A mural version of the Honeysuckle and The Moth was painted largescale onto the bedroom wall of a room designed in similar colours. 

Skylark Song - May The Hunter Retreat
Skylark Song - May The Hunter Retreat

I was commissioned by Skylark Song to create full album artwork for their second album, May The Hunter Retreat. Their new album has already gained praise such as "Lo-fi masterpiece...Simply wonderful, deep, dark and mysterious." (NE-MM magazine) and "There are gems throughout ... it would be a crime if May The Hunter Retreat doesn't feature in any forthcoming awards"  (AmericanaUK). 
I found the music ethereal, mysterious and beautiful. I took inspiration from the title track, May the Hunter Retreat, and used the Ancient Greek Huntress Artemis as my starting point. Skylark song often refer to nature, and I used birds and plants to draw on this. Olive vines in the background represent peace, and the detail reflects the complexity found in the album. 

Indochinese Leopard
Indochinese Leopard

Part of a series of 3, the 'Big Cats' take inspiration from amazing locations around the world and some of their most iconic inhabitants; the Bengal Tiger in the Indian Rainforest, the Indochinese Leopard in Malaysia and the Jaguar of the great Amazon Jungle. This work aims to celebrate the beauty of the rainforests these majestic creatures reside in, and show a glimpse of the intrinsic, essential relationship between animal and habitat. All three of these big cats are an endangered or threatened species, and deforestation or loss of habitat is a leading cause. With time being of the essence, a donation of £5.00 will be made to the World Land Trust for every purchase of a Big Cat print, which will go towards helping protect rainforests worldwide. 

Full series available on request

Skylark Song - South American Skies
Skylark Song - South American Skies

South American Skies, 2013

Skylark Song commissioned the artwork for the second single release, South American Skies. Based on a family member's experiences and the Shipyards of the Tyne, I took inspiration from industrial photos of the Tyne and juxtaposed it with the vivid colours of South America, the motion of the sea playing an important part in the composition. 

 

Leap Into Summer - The Frog Trail
The Honeysuckle and the Moth
Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016
Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016
Wrap
Greeting Card
The Cricket's Song
Leap Into Summer
Postcard Designs
Ghost Frogs
The Homeless Bee
Mural version of The Honeysuckle and The Moth
Skylark Song - May The Hunter Retreat
Indochinese Leopard
Skylark Song - South American Skies
Leap Into Summer - The Frog Trail

A 3D mural painted for The Centre at Livingston, organised by Wild in Art. There were over 10 frogs, with 4 painted by artists, displayed in the centre through the summer. Part of this project was to paint the frog 'live', so shoppers could watch the paintings develop over a series of days! Here's a video showing the work in progress: Follow The Link

My frog was inspired by the botanics and joy of summer - in fact the Calla Lilies grow just a couple of doors down my street.

The Honeysuckle and the Moth

A personal piece of work based on the theme of summer and designed to evoke the scent and magic of a warm summer's night. Moths are drawn through the darkness to the scent of honeysuckle...
Made with watercolour, paper textures and digital layering.

 

Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016

The mural for Zizzi St Andrews was inspired by the fantastic variety and colour of the sea plants and creatures found at low tide on the beautiful beach of the town. The rock pools in particular hold endless treasures in vivid colours and shapes. With each new tide everything is fresh and renewed, and combined with the motion of the sea, this is what I wanted to bring to the restaurant with my design.

Zizzi St Andrews, Mural Commissioned work, 2016

Zizzi asked me to create them a mural to brighten up a section of their restaurant in St Andrews.


"We commissioned Danielle to create this work as part of our ongoing commitment to developing fresh talent and giving graduates a stage to showcase their skills. We have been featuring their work within our restaurant environment and  through bespoke illustrations created for a wide variety of projects. Danielle is just one of a team of young talented artists and designers we are working with at Zizzi."

Wrap

One of the latest wrapping paper designs, which I print onto recycled paper and sell locally. This one was inspired by winter trees and woodland walks.

Greeting Card

A greeting card design full of winter berries and colours. All is not still in winter, and I wanted to create an alternative greeting for the colder months with movement and life.

The Cricket's Song

Paired with the Honeysuckle and the Moth, this summer themed piece is inspired by the crickets singing in night, 'The Music of the Night'. 

Leap Into Summer

A 3D mural painted for The Centre at Livingston, organised by Wild in Art. There were over 10 frogs, with 4 painted by artists, displayed in the centre through the summer. Part of this project was to paint the frog 'live', so shoppers could watch the paintings develop over a series of days! Here's a video showing the work in progress: Follow The Link

Postcard Designs

A selection of designs inspired by nature. The illustrations are made with watercolour and digital layering. I am always adding new designs to this collection - stay posted!

Ghost Frogs

 A response to worldwide amphibian decline, the inspiration for this piece sparked from a particular piece of writing: Ghosts in Our Midst by Scott Norris.
‘Around the world and in large numbers, amphibians are declining both where their habitat is being destroyed and in remote areas that appear to our words pristine’. (Norris)
A creature contained in such delicate skin will always be one of the first creatures to feel the effects of pollution, pesticides and climate change, and for this reason the frog among other amphibians are often referred to as the ‘Canaries in the Coalmine’

The Homeless Bee

In November 2015 Friends of the Earth published The Homeless Bee and Me, written by David Greaves and illustrated by myself. I was chosen to illustrate the book after submitting my portfolio to Friends of the Earth. In less than a month, the project was successfully crowdfunded and the illustrations began. 
The book successfully raised lots of money for Friends of the Earth and is on the bookshelf of bee lovers around the UK and around the world!
 

Mural version of The Honeysuckle and The Moth

A mural version of the Honeysuckle and The Moth was painted largescale onto the bedroom wall of a room designed in similar colours. 

Skylark Song - May The Hunter Retreat

I was commissioned by Skylark Song to create full album artwork for their second album, May The Hunter Retreat. Their new album has already gained praise such as "Lo-fi masterpiece...Simply wonderful, deep, dark and mysterious." (NE-MM magazine) and "There are gems throughout ... it would be a crime if May The Hunter Retreat doesn't feature in any forthcoming awards"  (AmericanaUK). 
I found the music ethereal, mysterious and beautiful. I took inspiration from the title track, May the Hunter Retreat, and used the Ancient Greek Huntress Artemis as my starting point. Skylark song often refer to nature, and I used birds and plants to draw on this. Olive vines in the background represent peace, and the detail reflects the complexity found in the album. 

Indochinese Leopard

Part of a series of 3, the 'Big Cats' take inspiration from amazing locations around the world and some of their most iconic inhabitants; the Bengal Tiger in the Indian Rainforest, the Indochinese Leopard in Malaysia and the Jaguar of the great Amazon Jungle. This work aims to celebrate the beauty of the rainforests these majestic creatures reside in, and show a glimpse of the intrinsic, essential relationship between animal and habitat. All three of these big cats are an endangered or threatened species, and deforestation or loss of habitat is a leading cause. With time being of the essence, a donation of £5.00 will be made to the World Land Trust for every purchase of a Big Cat print, which will go towards helping protect rainforests worldwide. 

Full series available on request

Skylark Song - South American Skies

South American Skies, 2013

Skylark Song commissioned the artwork for the second single release, South American Skies. Based on a family member's experiences and the Shipyards of the Tyne, I took inspiration from industrial photos of the Tyne and juxtaposed it with the vivid colours of South America, the motion of the sea playing an important part in the composition. 

 

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