Danielle Moriarty is an illustrator, painter, creator, and life long leaner from the Greater Boston area. As a very young girl she often carried sketchbooks and notepads and over the years she has developed that young habit into an inextricable part of her life. Danielle’s life is one characterized by creativity and self-expression. She currently works as an Art Teacher at a therapeutic school just outside of Boston. 

Artist Statement

I have consistently been fascinated by the theoretical limits of movement. I find that movement reveals an inherent awkwardness, a humor that echoes our own vulnerabilities.

My work explores the connection between the natural world and the physical and establishes a link between the landscape’s reality and that imagined by its conceiver. I often strive to depict an organic connection of spirit to the natural world. I create a meditative tone through the application of delicate line work, subdued color palette, and intuitive brush strokes. I use ink and watercolor to further create a mood that encourages the viewer to slow down and connect with the present moment. Expressed in my work is the harmony that can be found in the natural world, in the midst of an adventure, and through spiritual contemplation. New combinations are generated from both orderly and random textures.

With influences as diverse as Aubrey Beardsley and Paula Rego, new variations are synthesized from both traditional and modern textures. My work is often about contact with basic living elements. This also provides me with the means to explore the range of possibilities allowed through different methods of application. Energy (heat, light, water), space and landscape are examined in less obvious ways and sometimes developed in absurd ways.

I directly respond to the surrounding environment and uses everyday experiences from as a starting point. Often these are framed instances that would go unnoticed in their original context. With a subtle minimalistic approach, I creates work in which a fascination with the clarity of content and an uncompromising attitude towards conceptual and minimal art can be found. The work is aloof and systematic and a cool and neutral imagery is used.