Danielle Vaughan, (b.1969)
Is a UK based visual artist.
She has a social practice and creates platforms for people to share their experiences alongside her in observations of humanity. In her work we see an artist who observes the heaviness of life and chooses to sift it through a playful lens of medicinal humour, inviting us to join in.
Her work has featured on Sky TV's 'Portrait Artist of The Year' series and is in permanent collections at Blenheim Palace and Leicester Museum & Art Gallery. (Images can be viewed on the publicity tab)
She was shortlisted for the Market Harborough Museum's Suffragette Art Fund 2019 and is currently studying for her Masters Fine Art at De Montfort University. She works from her home studio in Leicester, is co-founder of The Woman’s Art Collective as well as co-curator of exhibitions with Leicester Society of Artists.
DOORSTEP CHATS ARTIST STATEMENT
"If I'm not enjoying myself, there's no point."
My practice is not limited to any one medium but is specifically selected for each project, acting as a communal bridge between artists and non-artists whilst deliberately employing unorthodox approaches and materials to diffuse societal barriers. Social interaction is the premise of each project which is openly collaborative and seeks to actively engage with the invisible threads of human connectivity, an increasingly integral part of making meaning, unity and understanding of the environment we co-habit.