Abstract Artist in love with Contemporary Art

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Wednesday's Woman

April 22, 2015

What’s your favorite piece of work that you have created? My favorite painting changes weekly... I have 2 different painting styles that I switch between - one is very structured with a lot of texture, the other is not textured with a lot more freedom. My favorite "structured" piece is probably "AK47", and my favorite "non-structured" piece would be "High Seas". 


What are you working on at the moment? I started a blog in 2015 tracking a goal I made to make 1 painting (minimum) every week this year (dharshenin.tumblr.com). I am also focused on expanding my "Interior Decor Painting" portfolio, which is painting residential and commercial walls with my original faux finishes and murals. 


What are your goals for the future, both work wise and life? Right now I am just very focused on painting and getting everything in my head onto canvases. Beyond that, I am willing to roll with whatever life throws at me - painting is the only "non-negotiable". One day I would love to own my own gallery so I can help support other artists as well as myself.


What are you doing when you’re not creating? What (other) hobbies do you have? Well, I am a mother of 2 young children so painting is really the only thing I have time for after their needs are met!


Do you have any tips or inspiring words for others? Something I try to teach my children, is that there is not one correct way to live your life. Everyone is unique and special in their own way, and no dream is unattainable if you have enough passion and dedication to back it up!


Do you admire any artists / photographers? (Famous or not!) There are so many other artists who I admire! My first art-crush was Osnat Tzadok and I still find inspiration from her work. She is also a self-taught Canadian abstract artist and I credit her for motivating me to start painting in the first place!


Earlier this year, 29 year old Lake Country artist, Danielle Harshenin, started a blog, tracking a goal she made to make 1 painting (minimum) every week this year. On top of featuring her outstanding art, you'll learn a bit about the rewards and the challenges of trying to meet her goal.  Check it out at dharshenin.tumblr.com


Here are the questions we posed to Danielle:

The best place to view Danielle's work is on her website:   www.ArtByDanielle.ca

or LIKE her Facebook page:  www.facebook.com/DHpaintings

"AK47"  (above)

                                                                     "High Seas" (right)