Featured Artist Daniella Willet-Rabin

The paintings of artist Daniella Willet-Rabin are filled with pattern, design, vivid color and a joyful energy. See more of her art by visiting her website.

 

"Cello Player" Acrylic, 30" x 40" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Cello Player” Acrylic, 30″ x 40″

 

The act of creating art has always been a constant effort to grow technically in order to get closer to the essence of what I originally envision before commencing to work. If upon completion I arrive somewhat close to what I first dreamt up, I feel satisfied, but it is a constant motivation to improve each time.

 

"Atlanta" Acrylic, 24" x 48"by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Atlanta” Acrylic, 24″ x 48″

 

As a child, drawing and painting were my happy “me” time, my personal down time. But I never considered trying to become a professional artist. Later in life, after many years pursuing my love of percussion, I decided to go to college for art therapy, but slowly started taking more and more art classes that I did not need to fulfill my degree.

 

"Salamanca Spain" Acrylic, 40" x 30"by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Salamanca Spain” Acrylic, 40″ x 30″

 

I finally decided to transfer to an Illustration degree program at the Savannah College of Art and Design. I chose illustration thinking I would get more technical instruction and also be more commercially viable after graduation, but while in the program I once again found myself always trying to fit in painting electives not necessary for my degree.

 

"Twelve Tribes of Israel" Acrylic, 30" x 48" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Twelve Tribes of Israel” Acrylic, 30″ x 48″

 

I suppose that in this way, little by little, I found out what I truly loved and wanted to pursue.

 

"Flamenco by Day" Acrylic, 18" x 36" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flamenco by Day” Acrylic, 18″ x 36″

 

My inspiration and drive to paint comes from my love of patterning and color. At the moment, my paintings tend to focus on the joyful feelings that stem from my love of music, dance, and architecture.

 

"Flamenco by Night" Acrylic, 18" x 36" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Flamenco by Night” Acrylic, 18″ x 36″

 

I become fixated on the tiny details and often use a small round 3/0 brush, even when working on a large 30” x 40” canvas. I have to remember to take a break, step back, and analyze the entire painting to see what it looks like from a vantage point further away than one inch from the canvas.

 

"Celebration of Love" Acrylic, 30" x 40" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Celebration of Love” Acrylic, 30″ x 40″

 

I’m learning to work on the overall composition. In the future I will strive to put in some empty resting spaces for the eye, because, as of now, I have the compulsory need to fill the entire canvas with patterns and dots!

 

"Savannah" Acrylic, 48" x 36" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“Savannah” Acrylic, 48″ x 36″

 

Recently I have been painting with acrylics and prefer working with Golden Fluid Acrylics. With the fast drying time and lower density, it is easy to do tiny detail work and to change the composition quickly.

 

"A River Runs Through" Acrylic, 40" x 30" by artist Daniella Willet-Rabin. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

“A River Runs Through” Acrylic, 40″ x 30″

 

In the near future, I hope to transfer to working with oil paints. I feel that the rich quality of oil paint and the longer drying time, which allows for smoother blending of colors, will help me to get closer to my initial vision of how I want my paintings to appear.

 

Artist Daniella Willet-Rabin with her Paintings. See her portfolio by visiting www.ArtsyShark.com

Artist Daniella Willet-Rabin with her Paintings

 

It is a constant endeavor to grow and improve, always enjoying the process along the way.

 

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Comments

  1. Shay Augustine says:

    Your style is so upbeat and cheerful! Have you thought about designing scarves?

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