Danielle McManus

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Jonathon Livingston Seagull
graphite and mixed media on paper
71 x 54 cm
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Praying for Rain
acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
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Storm Boy
acrylic on canvas
91 x 91 cm
Danielle  McManus Danielle McManus artist
Who Me?
graphite and mixed media on paper
71 x 54 cm
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Danielle  McManus

Danielle McManus

Danielle McManus Description

Born in Sydney, Danielle McManus intertwines experiences from everyday life with her Maltese heritage to produce superbly whimsical artworks & ceramics.

Whether fictional or based on real-life family events, Danielle’s love of storytelling is evident in her colourful, figurative offerings that provide viewers with thought-provoking images, frequently set against a backdrop of a landscape fusing both her Maltese heritage and passion for Australia.

Influenced by the artwork of 17th Century European manuscripts as well as the work of other prominent artists such as Gustav Klimt, Frida Kahlo, Margaret Woodward and Arthur Boyd, Danielle uses a rich colourful palette, expressing a deep love and kinship with the Australian landscape and it’s unique colours.

After completing a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) at Newcastle University, Danielle worked as a graphic designer in Sydney, during which time she began painting ceramics. After nine years she made the move to more peaceful surroundings in the Hunter Valley where she painted from her rural studio.

Creating a range of acrylics, charcoals, mixed media works and ceramic pieces, all in her own individual and colourful style, Danielle now works from her studio in Lorn, near Maitland.

Danielle McManus Statement

Relying on the beauty of the landscape as a constant backdrop, my inspiration at present is drawn from everyday life. My three children provide me with a constant stream of ideas and that, along with the changing seasons of the Hunter Valley and the birds and fauna here, supply more than enough material!  I like to evoke feelings in the viewer, hoping they can in fact relate to the work and imagine a story of their own. Frequently there is no predetermined idea as such, the story evolves and the canvas takes on a personality of it’s own.

Danielle McManus Resumé

EDUCATION

Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) Plant & Wildlife Illustration
Newcastle University 1990 - 1992

 

EXHIBITIONS

2019     October 18, “BIRDS OF A FEATHER” Solo Exhibition, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2018     June 6, “CONTEMPLATIVE WHIMSY” Solo Exhibition, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2017     June 4, “WILD” An exhibition with Anacita Escalante, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2017     March 10, Pop up Exhibition , RED HILL GALLERY, Red Hill QLD

2017     February, HARBOURING THE BEACH GROUP EXHIBITION,
TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2016     April, BOOTY & BUST FIGURATIVE GROUP EXHIBITION, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2016     February, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE EXHIBITION, RED HILL GALLERY, Red Hill QLD

2015     August 18, Exhibition with Bronwen Newbury, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2015     February, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE EXHIBITION, RED HILL GALLERY, Red Hill QLD

2014     July 17, CHORUS OF COLOUR Exhibition with Starr, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2014     February, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE EXHIBITION, RED HILL GALLERY, Red Hill QLD

2013     May 30 to June 20, ONCE UPON A TIME Exhibition with Di Taylor, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2013     February 15 to 3 March, Group Show WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE, RED HILL GALLERY, Red Hill QLD

2013     February 7 to 28 February, Group Show GREAT AUSSIE BBQ, TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2012     September, Solo Show SMALL STORIES, POKOLBIN GALLERY, MISLTETOE WINES, Pokolbin Hunter Valley

2012     August, The Kings School Art Show

2012     May, 40th Art Craft & Jewellery Exhibition
St Ignatius’ College Riverview

2012     March 29 to April 19, KALEIDOSCOPE Group Exhibition (3 artists), TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2012     February 10 to February 27, WOMEN OF SUBSTANCE Group Exhibition
(4 artists), RED HILL GALLERY, Red Hill QLD

2011     June 30 to July 21, SPECTACLE AND OBSERVER All Gallery Artists
TRAFFICJAM GALLERIES, Neutral Bay NSW

2011     May, 39th Art Craft & Jewellery Exhibition
St Ignatius’ College Riverview

2011     April, The 31st Annual Oatley West Public School Art & Craft Show

2011     February, Aarwun Gallery Summer Exhibition, Canberra

2010     November, The St Joseph’s College Art Show

2010     August, The Kings School Art Show

2010     May, 38th Art Craft & Jewellery Exhibition
St Ignatius’ College Riverview

2009     October, St Thomas’s School Art & Craft Exhibition

2009     September, Tudor House Art Exhibition

2009     May, VIEW Exhibits, Annual Saint Ignatius’ College, Riverview Arts, Craft and Jewellery Exhibition

2008     Pokolbin Gallery, Mistletoe Wines, Pokolbin Hunter Valley – Joint Exhibition with Kristy Gimbert

2008     Artscrawl – Pokolbin, Hunter Valley

2007     Pokolbin Gallery, Mistletoe Wines, Pokolbin Hunter Valley – Solo Exhibition

2006     Morpeth Weird & Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition

2005     September, Hunter Valley Grammar School Festival of the Arts

2004     Morpeth Weird & Wonderful Novelty Teapot Exhibition 3rd Place Golden Teapot Award People’s Choice Winner

2002     September, Butterflies Gallery, Pokolbin NSW – Joint exhibition (3 artists)

2002     Cessnock Art Society Miniatures Exhibition – 2nd Prize

 

 

CORPORATE COMMISSIONS
Peppertree Wines Harvest Lunch – plate design 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017

PRIVATE COMMISSIONS
Neutral Bay, NSW; Buddina, QLD; Bolwarra, NSW; North Adelaide, SA; North Sydney, NSW; Moss Vale, NSW; Lorn, NSW; Blakehurst, Sydney; Geelong, VIC; Singleton, NSW; Branxton, NSW; Pokolbin, NSW;

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