||Born in Stafford in 1976 and lived here all my life. I've always been in love with the arts in all forms but didn't start thinking seriously about art until I went to college when I was 16. I studied both visual and performing arts at A level and then continued with 2 years and 2 Diplomas in Foundation Studies (art & design). As quite often happens with real life, my sistuation changed and rather than going to University, as was hoped and expected, I worked in the music industry for a while before getting married and having children.
As a way of getting back into my real passions I attended evening classes in beauty with an intention of becoming a theatrical make up artist. I did extra courses in film, theatre and casualty simulation make-up to boost my experience and hopefully get noticed, but the call for these talents is not really there in Stafford (unless it's for free) so I ended up working in beauty salons.
There was a huge turning point in my life when I decided I needed a drastic career change and went to work for a local wedding stationer. The products may not have been to my taste but as my experience grew I became more and more involved with the design work until I was the main designer for the company. After a change of ownership and a clash of interests I decided to go it alone and start my own business.
I now run my own company, Uber Angel, dealing primarily with alternative weddings and commissioned artwork. Even though I tended towards sculpture and photography as a student I now produce most of my work digitally, using a graphics tablet, but still in a traditional drawing style. My inspirations are many and they come in whims, one day I'm working on a pin-up girl and then the next I may feel like drawing zombies and vampires, I may even combine them all!!
Danielle's gallery: http://vampbarbie.deviantart.com/