Painting is my way of shifting from intentional observer to visual storyteller.
My paintings are soulful, emotional and bold. They vary in representation, some being completely abstract, while others use metaphors or symbolism. In many cases, my flower paintings are less about actual flowers and more about personal growth, life stages and relationships. Viewers can usually sense the energy I felt during the painting process. I'm interested in dreams, memories, perceptions of reality, history's storytellers, and how indigenous cultures maintain deep connections to the natural world.
Social justice is in the front of my mind. The content of my art has been going through a steady shift: from abstract expressionism to political activism. Please contact me if you would like to offer your wall for a collaborative mural. Art can change the world.
Danielle Poling is a fine art painter, art educator, and public muralist. Her outdoor public murals include the Sunwall Moonwall underpass murals at Cooke Road in Clintonville and the Summer Jam Fantastic Food Garden mural at Westgate Park. Danielle was the featured speaker for the 2014 Arts and Humanities Month at the Ohio Statehouse. Her paintings have been awarded multiple Leader’s Awards at the Ohio State University and she has shown her work at multiple galleries throughout Ohio. Danielle studied Fine Art on international exchange in Australia and studied Design and Art Education at the Ohio State University. Danielle teaches Visual Art full time at Upper Arlington Schools.