The Artists of Muskoka

Danielle West

11 Lansdowne Street, West
Huntsville, ON, P1H1V9

Raised in Huntsville, Danielle West is an artist whose work primarily is paintings done on wood. A graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design, she most often creates fanciful images that reflect her upbringing in Huntsville, with pieces that are a departure from other forms of Muskoka-inspired art.

At an early age, Danielle developed a love of narrative through reading, and eventually discovered a talent for creating her own tales through drawings. Born of the unconscious, her doodled characters – most often female – dictate their own strange stories as they wander through rocky landscapes, encountering the trees and wildlife that are so synonymous with Muskoka.

Danielle typically works with acrylic paint on wood, allowing the grain to show through and enhance the setting of each tale. Beginning with stream of conscious writing, evocative imagery from those words are captured in paint.

And Then the Uplifting by Danielle West

Danielle West
And Then the Uplifting

24”x 24”, Acrylic

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