I'm Dani, a watercolor artist & illustrator who loves to spend a long Saturday painting & listening to podcasts. Writing & sharing with others is also my jam, so I blog to help other artists, makers & creative types build their brand online. I'm so excited to get to know you! First, let's cover the basics.


Step 1: Get To Know Me


who I am

I have a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing from the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design, and bonus! I also have a Master of Science degree in College Administration from Oregon State University.

I started Danielle & Co. in the fall of 2015 (I formerly wrote a blog called Painting Sunny, more focused on lifestyle & home renovations) to challenge myself creatively and to actively participate in the vibrant, beautiful online art community I gain so much from everyday.

Living in upstate New York, I’m knitting to keep warm and spending time with my husband, two kids, and Lucy the Cat.

what i do

As an artist, I focus on watercolor painting and illustration. You know what, though? I can’t stand feeling limited, so throw in some calligraphy, graphic and pattern design too!

As a creative entrepreneur, I create content focused on tips, guides, and tutorials for other fine artists, designers, and makers to motivate them learn alongside me and make the most out of their online business by building a sense of community, promoting their work and finding their definition of success.


Step 2: Check out My Work


I'm always adding new artwork to the Online Shop (via Etsy).

I'm also building my collection of textile patterns on Spoonflower.


Step 3: Let's Connect!


Follow along with @danielleandcopaints on Instagram & my Facebook page - and make sure to introduce yourself in the comments, I'd love to get to know you better!


Step 4: Feeling extra quirky?


Making lists is one of the greatest joys in life, don't you agree? Here is a collection of mine:


About photos courtesy of Dennis J. Perkins, Jr.