Danielle Coenen, Oil Painter

First Name: 
Danielle
Last Name: 
Coenen
Media: 
Painting, Printmaking, and Drawing
Studio Location: 
Studio 19A, 2nd Floor

Images of anonymous people are my blueprints. In molding these characters, they become a reflection of me. The result is what appears as a different person altogether from the reference, inheriting my state of mind at present and visual characteristics from myself and others in my memories. There is a piece of me in all the people I paint, in the same way that I see aspects of myself through my interactions and relationships with others. In recent work I’m more focused on the application of paint as a cathartic process, while continuously finding new ways to apply and manipulate it.