Danielle Charette is a Contemporary Expressionist who shuffles between Pennsylvania, where she was born, and NYC. Her work is a highly symbolic form of modern story telling meant to convey her life experiences and evoke emotion in the viewer. She paints tales of love, life, death, the afterlife, dreams, heartache, heartbreak, loss and whimsy. Repetitions of theme, elements, color and design create cohesion throughout the works with each piece telling a portion of a story until the story is complete.
Several sub-cultures as well as her French heritage and the Pennsylvania Dutch heavily influence her work. It is an evolution of her love of love, iconic shapes, folk art, dias los muertos, religious iconography, African art, fairy tales, poetry, playing cards, symmetry, deco and art nouveau design, vintage horror films, the sea, tattoos, gothic and punk rock music and clowns (don’t ask) clowns (please, don’t ask) and more clowns (seriously, please don’t ask).
Her Charette original oil paintings and art have been shown and hang in many galleries throughout the US and continue to sell both nationally and internationally. Notably, her series “2752 It Is Always the Same” and “Broke in Brooklyn” have been accepted for inclusion by The National September 11th Memorial Museum. To view more of Danielle’s artwork please visit www.charetteart.com.
Danielle is also a gallerist and the gallery director of Trash Art Gallery and the Hole in the Wall Art Gallery at Metropolis Collective in Mechanicburg, Pennsylvania where she also has a studio open to the public for viewing.