Danielle Pontarelli

Danielle Pontarelli, The Conduit, Acrylic on Canvas, 20×24

About the Artist

I am a Chicago based painter who studied illustration at the American Academy of Art. Painting and art have always been therapeutic for me, even from the very beginning, and as I grow it continues to evolve. Not just the paintings themselves, but the way that I use art to learn and grow. Through intuitive painting, I learn how to better love and trust myself, and recognize the connection between all things. My work is unapologetically vivid, colorful and full of playfulness.

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@daniellepont

Artist Statement

These paintings are all intuitive. I just go were my mind takes me, and look for harmony of color and form. They usually start off very calm, with only a few colors and some movement. As I add layers of paint, there’s a sort of confusion and chaos that develops, and then, slowly, I have to real that in until I find a stillness. This is generally how I like to work, and if I have an idea that I really enjoy the outcome of, I will try it out a few times.