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 Mediterranean landscape.
Danielle holds a Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts) from Newcastle University, Australia.
AC: What woman is most influential to your artistic life? DM: Ive always admired Frida Kahlo, Mirka Mora and Margaret Woodward
AC: What activity makes you lose track of time? DM: Creating – whether its painting, sketching anything art!
AC: What makes you smile? DM: My kids make me smile – they are a big inspiration to me!
AC: What inspires you to create DM: My kids, nature, life in general!
AC: In three words describe your art DM: Colourful, happy, quirky
AC: Tell us something we don’t know DM: When I was at school I was going to study to be a vet! Um…sort of changed tack!!
AC: What is your goal in life DM: To keep doing what I am doing. It’s a great job!
Danielle is exhibiting at Red Hill Gallery as part of the Women of Substance show. You can view that collection online here.