Danielle was born in 1979 in the small seaside town of Bournemouth on the south coast of England.

At the age of 14 she moved to Phoenix where she attended the New School for the Arts, specializing in painting. She was then offered a presidential scholarship to the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. With a world-renowned museum connected to the school, Danielle referenced the masterpieces and began a voyage to understand and appreciate abstract art. "I loved how simple it could be; filled with interesting texture, color and concept. I perfected my own abstract visions, taking inspiration from the places I traveled, colors around me and surface areas that intrigued me."

Artist Statement

"I enjoy a sense of letting go and enjoying the process of painting, and hope that the viewer can obtain as much pleasure from it as I do creating it."

Danielle Hafod