Danette English

Falling Through Window I

Falling Through Window I
Mixed Media on Paper, 22 x 22, $1200

Falling Through Window II

Falling Through Window II
Mixed Media on Paper, 22 x 22, $1200

Falling Through Window III

Falling Through Window III
Mixed Media on Paper, 22 x 22, $1200

Falling Through Window IV

Falling Through Window IV
Mixed Media on Paper, 22 x 22, $1200

Window II

Window II
Mixed Media on Paper, 15 x 22, $1200

Falling Diptych I

Falling Diptych I
Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 18, $1000

Falling Diptych II

Falling Diptych II
Mixed Media on Paper, 9 x 18, $1000

Mixed Media Collage III

  Mixed Media Collage III
Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 15

Mixed Media Collage IV

  Mixed Media Collage IV
Mixed Media on Paper , 19 x 15

Mixed Media Collage VI

  Mixed Media Collage VI
Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 15

Mixed Media Collage I

  Mixed Media Collage I
Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 15

Mixed Media Collage V

  Mixed Media Collage V
Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 15

Mixed Media Collage II

  Mixed Media Collage II
Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 15

Mixed Media Collage VII

  Mixed Media Collage VII
Mixed Media on Paper, 19 x 15

Window I

  Window I
Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22

Window III

  Window III
Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22

Window IV

  Window IV
Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22

Window V

  Window V
Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22

Window VI

  Window VI
Mixed Media on Paper, 30 x 22

Cool Window

  Cool Window
Oil and Wax on Panel, 24 x 48 unframed

Blue Water

  Blue Water
Oil and Wax on Panel, 24 x 48 unframed

Falling Through Window I thumbnail
Falling Through Window II thumbnail
Falling Through Window III thumbnail
Falling Through Window IV thumbnail
Window II thumbnail
Falling Diptych I thumbnail
Falling Diptych II thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage III thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage IV thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage VI thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage I thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage V thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage II thumbnail
Mixed Media Collage VII thumbnail
Window I thumbnail
Window III thumbnail
Window IV thumbnail
Window V thumbnail
Window VI thumbnail
Cool Window thumbnail
Blue Water thumbnail

Artist Statement

The starting point for my work is the abstraction of natural forms. The inspiration comes out of the similarity and affinity that I feel exists between the natural world and myself. The forms are the shapes of vessels, fruit, and the biological anatomy of flowers. These images become a metaphor for the body, the inside and outside, the skin, cells and internal parts as I imagine them. The juxtaposition of color and image reflect the different realities that we continually encounter and the internal world in contrast with the external world. Sound movement and the stillness before and after are implied in all the paintings and hopefully bring to mind a heightened sensory awareness.

The color and texture that Danette achieves through the use of woodcuts on paper and through her use of oil and wax on board is captivating and reveals her transparent imagery that is graceful and bold.