Danielle Helen Ray Dickson was born in Yellowknife, NT where she lived for the first 22 years of her life.
The NORTH is where her deep love for the outdoors and nature began. She would spend many winter nights outside watching the northern lights and her days dog sledding with a childhood friend or nature walking. Summers were spent swimming in the lake outside her house or again nature exploring until she was called home as the sun never goes down in the land of the MIDNIGHT sun.
Danielle moved to British Columbia as a young adult and deepened her love of nature through exploring old growth forests, the ocean, and hiking mountains.
She moved to Vancouver Island (Nanaimo, BC) in 2010 and fell in love with the majestic beauty and outdoor experiences that the Island has to offer. She has a sweet little home studio space in which she currently focuses on painting, drawing and digital art making.
I am drawn to the inherent beauty and spirit of the natural world. My artwork is a personal dialogue that reaches through the chaos and spirit of that spirit. Through both imagery and medium I create dreamscapes, a collection from the journey we call LIFE that speaks to life cycles, evolution, growth, loss, dreams and the passage of time itself. I infuse intention into each intentional line, brush stroke or word.
I graduated from UBC Okanagan with a Bachelor of Fine Arts in 2004, graduating with distinction focused on sound and video installation. I have shown in galleries and group shows within Canada and Europe.
I began to explore self-directed acrylic painting in 2009.
CREATIVE exploration to me, is a process of encountering the ever evolving energy of life from a place of deep curiosity. I am currently moving my focus between painting, digital art, and mixed media.
Thank you for being here. It’s an honour to create and have this work move out into the world and homes of people like you.