Danielle (Danney) Parkins

Artist Statement:

I am mesmerized and thunderstruck by the beauty of nature. Not only am I am artist, but I am also a marine zoologist, Master Gardener, and an educator. As a kind of renaissance soul, I have lived a life of perpetual curiosity. My natural tendency is toward the complex, and therefore I choose many different types of media to work within. Mixed media allows me freedom, complexity, and joy of multiple techniques and textures. Collage enables me to build scenes that wouldn't be possible in the real world, so that I can offer up a scenario that is fantasy, humor, earth tragedy, or often, a little bit of all.