What & Why
With an inquisitive stance and both a love of color and concept, Salem based artist
Danyelle Lakin’s aim is to create pretty yet provocative paintings, in essence, about the
Human Condition. In striving to portray the wonderfully interesting world of dysfunction and imperfection (and hence, the beauty found within), cheerfully kitsch imagery is playfully used in contrast to the deeper, more ominous undercurrents and implications when the surface is scratched.
Primarily a figurative painter, the eyes are often the central focus of the artwork, the
rationale being the artist firmly believes in the cliché of the “eyes being the window to the soul”. In turn, the mouths are painted smaller as “actions speak louder than words”.
Danyelle can be found most days at her studio at The Hawthorne Building on 201
Washington Street, Salem (by the Starbucks), whilst re-listening to old audiobooks, eagerly waiting until her next Audible credits come in.
Appointments upon request.
10/19/19 Official Studio Opening
2/2/19 First Saturday Art Market
3/2/19 First Saturday Art Market
4/13/19-4/14/19 The Woodlands Waterway Festival
4/20/19- 4/21/19 Fiesta Arts Fair, San Antonio
4/27/19- 4/21/19 Spring Biannual at Sawyer Yards
5/4/19- 5/5/19 Cottonwood Art Festival Spring 2019