Danielle O'Connor Akiyama
Danielle is a Toronto-based Canadian artist who has been painting for 30 years.
Having studied Art Therapy, she worked with people of all ages helping them to achieve personal change through the use and enjoyment of art. Since leaving her work as a therapist Danielle has dedicated herself to a life of painting, but her understanding of psychology has had a profound influence on her inspirational images. Danielle's style is loose and impressionistic, however, she has always believed in the importance of each and every brushstroke. In order to gain a greater understanding and technical skill, she studied sumi-e, Japanese brush painting.
Her distinctive fusion of Eastern and Western artistry has led to her works being highly prized by art collectors from both sides of the Pacific.