Within her Arts Practice, Danielle Vaughan primarily explores facades, in every sense. She recalls the influence of an early memory of Blackpool seafront with its shopfront facades and her interest in what lay behind-the-scenes, the acceptance of cultural norms, longevity, decay and ultimately death through her predominant use of ripped papers, and other waste materials.
With a background in Design, Vaughan began her assemblage /collages as an explanation of her early experiences of a childhood in a frugal, misandrist and a 'Save it for best' environment. she directly questions why we live in direct opposition to the second law of thermodynamics continually running uphill trying to escape the inevitability of inefficiency, degeneration and decay.
Vaughan flirts with ‘gallow humour” and pathos, both at play within the images and titles, relishing in her use of a media that in itself over time will decay. This too is also part of her oeuvre.
"From dust we came and dust we shall return"
Genesis 3:19 is her mantra.
She has made appearances on both television and radio and recently appeared on Sky’s ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ (January 2018) where Noel Fielding chose her portrait to take home.
Vaughan has a strong desire for equality of access to quality arts experiences for everyone and has developed an extensive participatory practice alongside her own work.
2019- Artist in residence-DMU*
2018- Winner of the L.O.V.E. Exhibition.
Participated in Sky's 'Portrait Artist of The
2017- Council Member of Leicester Society of
Exhibited at 'What The Artist Saw'-New Walk
Exhibited with LSA Annual -New Walk
Exhibited with 'The Eye Art Group-The Old
Exhibited at Patchings Art Festival (2016)
Exhibited with Melbourne Arts festival (16/17)
2016- Elected to join Leicester Society of Artists.
Exhibited With Leicester Open-Newarke
Houses Museum (2014-18)
2015- Won 'The People's Choice Award (Active Arts)
Exhibited with Active Arts (2014-2018)
Exhibited with The Sock Gallery
Danielle is a regular contributor to local exhibitions and galleries and runs popular teaching workshops from galleries and her home studio.
*De Montfort University
DANIELLE IN HER STUDIO