Danielle Hafod (Born in 1979) was born in Bournemouth, a small seaside town on the southern coast of England. She moved to Phoenix at the age of 14, where she attended the New School for the Arts. At the school Danielle specialized in painting; and due to her hard work and outstanding performance, she was then offered a presidential scholarship to study art at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Danielle began referencing the masters with a renowned museum affiliated with the school, and she embarked on a journey to appreciate and understand abstract art. Of painting she says she loves how simple it could be – full of interesting concept, color and texture. She perfected her own abstract visions taking inspiration from the places she traveled and from colors around her, and surface areas that intrigued her. Danielle has done several commissioned pieces over the years and in many of her works, her theme has been always consistent.
Her art adorn the walls of many building around the world. Danielle has received many awards over the years for her designs and in the past. She says that she wants her artwork to inspire people and to help them feel a connection to her subjects and to nature. She also wants to encourage the viewers to realize their true selves and that they are capable of so much more than they can imagine. Danielle’s artwork has developed from her strong passion and regard for the treasures of nature. It also developed from her desire to represent these treasures so that others can taste and enjoy their beauty.