A percentage of the funds raised on this print will be donated to the Surfrider Foundation, as well as funding a new series of commissioned prints from other emerging artist. The main purpose of this program is to support new and emerging artists in a unique way: they are paid for their work, they get great exposure, and their work helps fundraise for amazing nonprofits that support our health, our communities and our planet!
Gather Showcase: Danielle Donaldson
$8.00 – $407.00
From the Artist:
Watercolor, pencil and ink on paper.
A pod of whales swim closely together in a section of healthy ocean. Unencumbered by pollution and commercial whaling, these gloriously vibrant, smarter-than-you-think mammals travel through their vast aquatic homeland freely and without fear. This dream is a whale's dream; it is mankind's responsibility to make it reality.
Danielle Donaldson is an artist, author, and educator renowned for her use of complex color palettes and delicately drawn details. Her work incorporates an imaginative array of subjects, from playfully rendered forest creatures, nautical landscapes encapsulated in glass jars, and pillow-forts filled with kittens.
Her background in fine art paired with her skills as a graphic designer have provided her with an exceptional pairing of intuition and practicality, which shines through in her art, books, and workshops. In addition to her best-selling instructional books, creativeGIRL: Mixed Media Techniques for an Artful Life and The Art of Creative Watercolor: Inspiration and Techniques for Imaginative Drawing and Painting, she teaches both online classes and in-person workshops including beginner to advanced artists from around the world. Using her trusty mechanical pencil and vast palette of watercolors, she weaves the values of creative practice, color experimentation, and fine art fundamentals with her signature small-scale illustration.
Nestled in her comfy studio in Southern California, Danielle continues to grow as an artist by fully embracing the creative process in all she does and with each story she tells..