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Dannielle Mick
Parsipanny, NJ

Artwork Details
578 October

10" x 20"

Dannielle Mick is a native of rural Massachusetts. In 1990, she returned to active painting after a ten-year career in fashion and textile design. She studied painting at The New School at Parsons in NYC, and created private and group work with Gil Dillinger in California, Elizabeth Mowry in Woodstock, NY and Dennis Masback in NYC. She is the recipient of numerous awards, including Best in Show from the Visual Arts Center of NJ and the Traditional Realism Award for the American Artists Professional League. In 2001, the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra created an innovative fundraising project combining music and art. Mick was selected as one of eleven NJ artists to be presented with a violin to be used as the canvas to create artwork for sale at auction.

Her art is noted for its representational qualities inspired by the natural world, featuring sea, sky and landscapes. She will often start with a small plein air sketch on location, then return to her studio to prepare the larger finished work. Capturing the emotions of everyday through light and color, Mick endeavors to express the essence and harmony of a scene at a particular moment in time. Simplicity and balance are key in all of her works. Of her work she explains that “Often we take for granted what is right in front of us. Learning to see with depth and sensitivity, and to appreciate the subtleties of color, light, and change have had a profound impact on my work. Knowing what is observed will never be exactly the same way is one of the most exhilarating experiences one can have. It is what I seek to capture.”

An interview of Mick's technique appeared in the national publication Pastel Journal. She has been featured in New Jersey Countryside and was profiled in the Newark Star-Ledger. In 2003, Mick was elected an Associate Member of the Pastel Society of America. She is Chairman of the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center and is active in the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, the Somerset Art Association and statewide art activities. In addition to teaching privately in her studio, Mick holds classes through various NJ art associations and galleries. She has exhibited at the Salmagundi Club in NYC, the Catharine Lorillard Wolfe Art Club in NYC, and has held demonstrations of her technique at the National Arts Club in NYC.