As a rising female artist, Danielle Estefan creates illustrations of characters with a seemingly dark undercurrent while also maintaining a sense of lightheartedness. "I don't think I intentionally try to portray a message with my work. I just want it to make the viewers smile, possibly giggle, or provoke them to imagine whimsical scenarios," she explains. Estefan's art primarily focuses on women and the complexity of emotions
that each character illustrates. "I always find women characters just
simply more fun to create because of all their expressive elements and
accessories," she notes.
Estefan has been creating art for as long as she can remember and
received formal training through practicing traditional art at Design
and Architecture Senior High. But her education didn't completely
satisfy her desire to push the boundaries with her art. "Towards the end
of my high school education, I just wanted to break free and create what
I wanted. That idea, at the time, was not very popular with my
teachers, but I rebelled and kept creating what I enjoyed," she states.
and her dog donning bandit masks, is titled Partners in Crime. Estefan playfully taps into anthropomorphism with some of her work
featuring animals: "I tend to imagine them with human characteristics,
such as my evil cockatiel that is always plotting against me or stories
about my parents' insane, suicidal Boston Terrier."
this year, Estefan and two other female artists exhibited new work at
the Umami art show in the Bear and Bird Gallery, and her work is
available for purchase through Estefan's Etsy store.
last big project was earlier this year for a group show named "Umami"
which featured me and two really talented artists that I love, Tatiana
Suarez and Natali Martinez. The show was held at the Bear and Bird
Gallery located in Lauderhill, Florida. I made a series of original
paintings, some large some small. No real theme to them, just had fun
now I'm just working on some personal projects. I've been painting on
some large masonite boards, and I'm making the painting double-sided so
the viewers can choose which painting to display based on their mood.
art is very much for my personal enjoyment, and I do get pleasure
creating it for others as well. However, expressing myself without words
and just the act of creating is something which I find to be very
therapeutic and calming.
you. I'm not moving to Brooklyn with all the hipsters. This is my
home...I love you Miami.
What's something you don't want Miami to know about you?
I don't want Miami to know that I love New York.
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