Danielle Patterson was born and raised in the East Bay Area of California surrounded by creativity from a young age. Her mother and father were both artistic, as were her grandparents. Art was a part of everyday life, and all forms of creativity were encouraged throughout her upbringing.
As a watercolorist, her paintings capture the beauty of the low country and her family’s cherished memories. Her latest portraits of her daughters, inspired by Gustav Klimt, aim to capture the sheer joy her children bring into her life.
After graduating from the University of California Santa Cruz with a Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art with an emphasis on painting and photography, Danielle began her professional career managing the gallery of National Geographic Photographer, Frans Lanting.
Later, after moving to Fort Mill, SC, she struggled to find a job in the art field. Her creativity did not go unnoticed. She used her creativity to manage the marketing for a Pediatric & Orthodontic practice. Danielle and her husband, Warren Patterson, built a home on Seabrook Island and fell in love with the natural beauty and the strong artist community.
Danielle joined the Seabrook Island Artist Guild shortly after moving to Seabrook and enjoys attending artist demonstrations offered by SIAG. She has attended workshops led by Laurie Meyer and Dwight Rose as well. Danielle’s passion for creativity also extends to her Financial Services company. There she puts her marketing and development skills to work building her business and serving her clients.
When Danielle is not working, she loves spending time with her family, working out with her fit-camp group, painting, gardening, and cooking. She is grateful for the inspiration and encouragement the artist guild offers and hopes to become even more involved in the years to come.
Please join Danielle for the Artist of the Month reception Monday, June 5 at The Lake House from 4:30-6:00 pm.
-Submitted by Bonnie Younginer, Seabrook Island Artist Guild
(Image credit: Danielle Patterson)