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‘Sanctuaries for the soul’
Published 10/03/14



The Lemongrove Gallery in Henley is to host an evening with Danielle O’Connor Akiyama during a rare visit by the artist to the UK.

Danielle O’Connor Akiyama will be at the gallery in Duke Street for a Champagne reception on Friday, March 28 between 7pm and 9 pm to celebrate the launch of a new collection.

She will unveil her latest collectable limited editions and some previously unseen original paintings.

Danielle’s latest work is typical in its vibrancy of palette, and the loose formal structure certainly recalls Danielle’s celebrated florals, and yet we see her moving into a radiant new world of abstract interpretation.

An uninhibited vigour and freedom of style combines with a luminous hand finished glaze to give these magnificent canvases an unprecedented impact.


Painting in a variety of media, Danielle creates luminous floral images that vibrate with energy and colour.

She has received numerous awards for her paintings which she describes as “sanctuaries for the soul”.

Her accolades include being named best up and coming artist by the Fine Art Trade Guild.

Danielle is a Toronto-based Canadian artist who has been painting for 30 years.

Having studied art therapy, she worked with people of all ages helping them to achieve personal change through the use and enjoyment of art.

Since leaving her work as a therapist Danielle has dedicated herself to a life of painting, but her understanding of psychology has had a profound influence on her images.

For Danielle seeking out the ideal working atmosphere is an essential part of the creative process.

She has set up a studio at her lakeside cabin which offers the perfect retreat, with light, space, and peaceful surroundings and, most importantly, the peaceful opportunity to get in touch with her inner voice.

Danielle’s style is loose and impressionistic. However she has always believed in the importance of each and every brush stroke.

In order to gain a greater understanding and technical skill she studied sumi-e, Japanese brushpainting.

Her distinctive fusion of eastern and western artistry has led to her works being highly prized by art collectors from both sides of the Pacific. Kirsty Chapman, Lemongrove Gallery manager, said: “We are absolutely delighted to welcome Danielle back to Henley.

“The demand for the work has spiralled over the last few years and we are thrilled that she has flown in from Canada to launch her latest Collection at the Lemongrove Gallery. I know that her many collectors will jump at the chance of meeting their favourite artist.”

More information can be found at www.thelemongrovegallery.co.uk

PUBLISHED 10/03/14



 
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