Danny was born in Halifax and grew up in the Musquodoboit Valley. He atteneded NSCAD University and NSCC where he studied photography.
|Artist Danny Abriel with his paintings in the gallery.|
|Three Mile Lake Lucent, 24"x36", Acrylic on Canvas|
Danny's paintings are informed by the native scenery he was raised in - reflective waters, wind-swept trees, contoured landscapes and seasonal colour.
|Light and Limb, 16"x20", Acrylic on Canvas|
He is inspired by the connection of the gentle beauty and drama of trees and their surroundings.
|Tree at Dusk, 24"x36", Acrylic on Canvas|
Here are a few words from the artist himself on his painting "Miller Lake State of Mind":
"I love wind-swept trees. For me, they are a metaphor - an illustration, of ourselves. The tree sprouts. The seed informs how it will grow. Then outside forces act upon it. It is buffeted by the wind and elements. They conspire, in a way, to thwart the tree. Yet, it adapts - it bends, it pushes, it twists and refuses to relent."
|Three Mile Lake State of Mind, 18"x36", Acrylic on Canvas|
"The tree is strengthened by the struggle and forms something quite dignified and beautiful. Several trees may grow together in similar conditions and locale to mature entirely unique to one another. It's about character. I resonate with that. I feel connected to it. I look at a beautifully twisted tree in all it's individual shape and colour with a sense of appreciation. I celebrate it's story. I'm happy it's made it this far..."
|Peggy's Light, 15"x30", Acrylic on Canvas|
Come in to see these colourful paintings in person to really feel the spirit of the Canadian coastline.