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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.

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  • Grand Illumination – Colonial Williamsburg – Jill Danahey

    $500.00

    Grand Illumination, Colonial Williamsburg

    Gallery wrap 24 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    The first Sunday of December, Colonial Williamsburg opens the Holiday with three simultaneous firework displays in the park. At the Capital, the finale brought a waterfall near the ground and rockets above. The smoke was everywhere in beautiful shades of gray and aqua. The majestic ancient oaks lit from behind were amazing!

  • Castle in the Clouds – Jill Danahey

    $650.00

    Castle in the Clouds

    36 x 24”Gallery Wrap

    Acrylic/Collage on Canvas

    “The collage papers and images suggested building shapes and I love using shades of white.  The result seemed to be a fanciful castle peeking through low lying clouds on a high ridge.  The copper seemed to recall ancient tile rooves.”

  • Water Lily Shadows – Jill Danahey

    $500.00

    Water Lily Shadows

    Gallery Wrapped 30 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    A crystal clear pond in the McNay Museum courtyard in San Antonio is the setting for this water lily study.  The underwater shapes and shadows were what interested me most, along with my favorite shades of yellow greens.

  • Trees and Shadows – Jill Danahey

    $2,350.00

    Trees and Shadows

    Gallery Wrapped 60 x 48″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    This stand of Aspen trunks cast beautiful shadows on the dry winter grasses below and I wanted to make those intersecting shadows my focus.  I also wanted to capture the sunlight playing on the trunks.

  • Aspen Shadows – Jill Danahey

    $400.00

    Aspen Shadows

    Gallery Wrapped 12 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    Lifting the Aspen shapes from the dark underpainting, I wanted to vary the darks in a whimsical way.  Adding sunlight makes the darks even more special.

  • Water Shadows – Jill Danahey

    $200.00

    Water Shadows

    Gallery Wrapped 11 x 14″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    A small study of reflection and light on gently rippling water was a neat color palette.

     

  • Sweeneys’ Oak – Jill Danahey

    $1,400.00

    Sweeneys’ Oak

    Gallery Wrapped 48 x 48″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    The Sweeney ranch sits at the beginning of the hill country in Morgan Mill. From the rockers on the back porch of the ranch house, one looks at this amazing multi-trunk live oak and layers of hills in the distance. I’ve painted this tree and view twice and have taken a dozen photos at all times of day and the constantly changing scene is a favorite.

     

  • On the Camino, Sarria, Spain – Jill Danahey

    $350.00

    On the Camino, Sarria, Spain

    Gallery Wrapped 20 x 20″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    SOLD

    My daughter and I walked 115 miles of the Camino de Santiago in Spain two years ago, after the loss of my husband and her father. It was an incredibly spiritual and beautiful time for us. There were so many panoramas and lovely churches along the way.

    This pilgrimage has been inspiring people for hundreds of years and was an experience of a lifetime for me.

  • Jackie’s Ponderosa – Jill Danahey

    $350.00

    Jackie’s Ponderosa

    Framed 18 x 21.5″

    Watercolor

    At my friend Jackie’s beautiful home in the hills west of Creede, CO, there is this amazing ancient Ponderosa pine tree, The branches lift up in arcs that create a stained glass window effect.

  • Green Umbrellas, Quebec – Jill Danahey

    $500.00

    Green Umbrellas, Quebec

    Gallery Wrapped 24 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    SOLD

    Traveling to Quebec City in Canada is like being in France in a lovely, old style way. These umbrellas over a hot Irish coffee beside the Artist Alley summed up the place for me.

     

  • Fall Aspen – Jill Danahey

    $350.00

    Fall Aspen

    Framed 18.25 x 22″

    Watercolor

    With an acrylic underlay of yellow and orange, I lifted trunks and canopy after adding darks and kept areas of the bright colors underneath to make a study in fall shades.  Adding gouache accents to the watercolor defined the details.

  • Crepe Myrtle – Jill Danahey

    $500.00

    Crepe Myrtle

    Gallery Wrapped 24 x 24″

    Acrylic on Canvas

    SOLD

    Crepe Myrtle trunks outside my house in Grapevine are such a challenge to paint. Soft colors and smooth undulations mark one variety, while another type has a trunk and branches that appear to be vibrant red in the sun