Danielle Forte is an artist hailing from New York who has lived the majority of her adult life on the Front Range of Colorado. Growing up with a Mother who herself painted, Danielle’s flair for creating began at a very young age. One of her first artist processes at age four included ripping out her neighbor’s flowers because she didn’t like the colors. Future creative endeavors have been more favorably received, and Danielle’s work now enlivens spaces in museums, businesses and homes across the United State and the United Kingdom.
In her earlier years, Danielle worked almost exclusively as a figurative artist; she did not limit her medium and has continued to explore photography, pen and ink, watercolor, oils, pastels, collage, printmaking and beyond. Within the last 5-10 years, Danielle discovered a more fluid expression in working with abstraction as it allows her to create quickly and intuitively rather than with a preconceived plan. The results are often bold, bright and bursting with emotion. Danielle currently works as a museum consultant in a design and project management capacity.
She holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Printmaking from CU Boulder, an Associate’s in Graphic Design and a Master’s Degree in Museum Studies where her thesis project integrated arachnology (specifically Colorado house spiders) and dynamic exhibition design.