Mist Over the Sea, pastel on paper, 9” x 12”, 2017, featured image above
“Nature fills me with inspiration. Sometimes it brings a beautiful familiar and sometimes it brings uncommon grandeur. This is what my dreams are made of.” – Dannielle Mick
Dannielle Mick has been inspired by land, sea and sky for as long as she has painted. Years ago, she moved to a lakeside setting. The wide-open spaces of the sky and water opened a whole new world of inspiration to her. She has completed hundreds of paintings of these views. Sun, rain, fog, mist, and snow are just some of the elements she seeks to capture. She never tires of ever-changing views of the different seasons and times of day.
Rocky Shoreline, oil on canvas, 6” x 8”
Beach Day, pastel on paper, 8” x 10”, 2017
In Mick’s body of work, she believes that the paintings speak for themselves, telling a story about a place in time. They evoke an emotional connection to the subtleties in our everyday surroundings that we take for granted. She knows that what she observes will never be the same again.
Gently Lapping Waves, oil on canvas, 8” x 6”
Mysterious Cloud, acrylic on canvas, 24” x 24”, 2017
Mick has been painting for over 30 years, and is owner and instructor of Lakeside Art Studio where she offers classes, workshops and private instruction for students of all ages. In New York City, she attended the Art Students League, the National Academy of Fine Art, and the New School of Parsons. She also attended the Art Institute of Chicago, and continued her studies with artists throughout the US.
Visit her website at http://www.danniellemick.com to learn more.
Dannielle painting en plein air