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Jill Danahey

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Jill started drawing and painting as a child. Such joy and satisfaction came from her art that she took every available opportunity in school to take art classes. Once it was time to start college there was no doubt that she wanted to integrate her love of art creations into her studies.

She began at Texas Tech where she majored in Advertising Art and Design however the creativity draw inspired the move to Valdosta State University in Georgia, where she earned her Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. Her passion to improve her skills did not stop there as she continued to paint and study with acclaimed artist. Jill’s mastery of art and beautiful creations have emerged through her love of art, God given talent and learned techniques.

Working primarily in acrylic, color is always her focus. Jill usually chooses real subjects, but her creativity explodes as she pushes the boundaries with color and by doing so, creates pieces that are treasured by those that have her work.

Click here to see Jill’s 2020 award for Best in Show and third place wins.

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  • Moon Shadows – Jill Danahey


    Moon Shadows

    Gallery Wrap 24 x 24”

    Acrylic on Canvas

    “I began the painting with thoughts of introspection, but my usual bold colors were all wrong. With a series of white washes and lifting, I achieved a moody, soft and dreamlike feel.”

  • Carpet of Flowers – Jill Danahey


    Carpet of Flowers

    Gallery Wrap 24 x 24”

    Acrylic on Canvas

    “I don’t often paint flowers, but while in Prague, I took several photos of the Palace gardens. A walkway was lined with these amazing purple flowers and horizontal leaves that formed a carpet as they lay across the space.”

  • Sea Foam – Jill Danahey


    Sea Foam

    Gallery Wrap 24 x 36”


    SOLD – New home in Alexandria, VA

    “Using acrylic, gloss medium, metallics, spatter and palette knife, I captured the energy and chaos of breaking waves.” 

  • Night Sky – Jill Danahey


    Night Sky
    Gallery Wrap 24 x 24”
    Acrylic on Canvas

    Abstract is my favorite expression in painting and, to me, the most challenging. Beginning with shades of translucent blue and varying darks, I contrasted with whites and texture.

  • Wave Pools – Jill Danahey


    Wave Pools

    Gallery Wrap 18 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    “A painting of glacier ice and water wasn’t working, so I added foreground rocks like some I’d seen in Mexico.  In those rocks, the waves left behind pools and swirling eddies.  I wanted to capture that feeling.”

  • Deco Peacock – Jill Danahey


    Deco Peacock

    Gallery Wrap 24 x 36″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    I love the flat, decorative feel of Art Deco.  I love pattern and bright colors, so a competition of painting my interpretation of a peacock was perfect for this style.  The repeating pattern and vibrant colors of the feathers are in line with one of my favorite times in art and architecture.

  • Rising Moon Moab, Utah 1 – Jill Danahey


    Rising Moon Moab, Utah 1

    Gallery Wrap 16 x 20″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    “As we drove from Arches National Park to our hotel in Moab, we were treated to a huge harvest moon rising over the rocks. Everything was glowing.”

  • Bristlecone Pine, Bryce Canyon – Jill Danahey


    Bristlecone Pine, Bryce Canyon

    Gallery Wrap 18 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    I was fascinated by the sun bleached, skeletal roots of the Bristlecone Pine seen throughout the southern Utah national parks. This root system was beside a lovely stream ay Bryce Canyon.

  • Rising Moon, Moab, Utah 2 – Jill Danahey


    Rising Moon, Moab, Utah 2

    Gallery Wrap 24 x  36”

    Acrylic on Canvas

    “As we drove from Arches National Park to our hotel in Moab, we were treated to a huge harvest moon rising over the rocks. Everything was glowing.”

  • White Umbrellas, Santiago, Spain – Jill Danahey


    White Umbrellas, Santiago, Spain

    Gallery Wrap 36 x 24”

    Acrylic on Canvas

    This painting now lives in St Louis, Missouri

    “After walking nine days on the Camino de Santiago in Spain, my daughter and I enjoyed a glass of wine in this small courtyard cafe.  The trip was so magical and I love this peaceful scene!”

  • Moonlit Crepe Myrtle – Jill Danahey


    Moonlit Crepe Myrtle

    Gallery Wrap 36 x 48”

    Acrylic on canvas

    “I did this painting with our ‘3 Artists, 2 Colors, 1 World’ theme in mind and using a favorite subject.  I love the smooth, undulating and often conjoined trunks of Crepe Myrtle trees.  I imagined this one on a moonlit, starlit night.”

  • Snowy Aspen – Jill Danahey


    Snowy Aspen

    Galley Wrap 12 x 12”

    Acrylic and Ink

    “A snow scene using our 2 color Show Theme.”