Parkway Gallery opens exhibition
PUBLISHED: 15:07 18 June 2012 | UPDATED: 21:30 20 February 2013
Download an invite for Whitewall Gallery's events in Newbury and High Wycombe
The new Whitewall Galleries in Parkway, Newbury, opens an exciting exhibition with internationally acclaimed artist Danielle O'Connor Akiyama, on 19 June from 6-8pm. Danielle will also take part in an event at Whitewall Galleries in High Wycombe on June 23.
Painting in a variety of media, Danielle creates luminous floral and abstract images that vibrate with life, energy and colour, whether through a riotous party of flowers or a single magnificent blossom. She has received numerous awards for her paintings, which she describes as sanctuaries for the soul.
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 inspirational images.
Danielles style is loose and impressionistic, however she has always believed in the importance of each brush stroke. In order to gain a greater understanding and technical skill she studied sumi-e, Japanese brush painting. 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. She was recently named as the Presidents 1st Choice at the Florence Biennale, proving once again the international appeal of her exquisite style and paintings.
The gallery is open seven days a week and located at 43 Parkway Shopping Centre, Newbury, Berkshire, RG14 1AY, tel: 01635 523280.
See http://www.whitewallgalleries.com/events/events.asp to download an invitation and for more about the exhibition.