danielle o'connor akiyama

 Fluid Acrylic Paintings on Canvas

These originals are sold exclusively by Milward Farrell Fine Art

Watch this wonderful video of danielle as she allows a rare look into her studio!

Moonlit Hunt for Love I 30x30
Moonlit Hunt for Love I 30x30

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Glossed

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From the Mists Rising 36x60
From the Mists Rising 36x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Echo of My True Love 60x60
Echo of My True Love 60x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Drenched in Dunrise 60x48
Drenched in Dunrise 60x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Gloaming Ramblers 48x48
Gloaming Ramblers 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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In Search of Distant Cliffs 48x48
In Search of Distant Cliffs 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Eastern Ballet 48x48
Eastern Ballet 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Odyssey of Love 48x48
Odyssey of Love 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Morning Ship of Dreams 36x60
Morning Ship of Dreams 36x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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I Know This Place 30x60
I Know This Place 30x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Glossy

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Wherever I Wander...Home is Within
Wherever I Wander...Home is Within

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas 60x36 Glossed

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A  Drift of Light 60x30
A Drift of Light 60x30

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Lightness of Beauty
Lightness of Beauty

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas 60x40 no gloss

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Words Cannot Say 36x60
Words Cannot Say 36x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Unglossed

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Slow Curve of Love 40x60
Slow Curve of Love 40x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas, Glossed w/Gld Leaf

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Conversation of Love Again
Conversation of Love Again

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas 40x40 UF

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Universe of Love 48x48
Universe of Love 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas, Glossed, with Gold Leaf

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Where in the World? 30x30
Where in the World? 30x30

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas

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Let Me Call You Sweetheart 30x30
Let Me Call You Sweetheart 30x30

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas not glossed

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Your Own Path to Freedom 36x60
Your Own Path to Freedom 36x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas, Glossed

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The Shape of Beauty 24x24x3
The Shape of Beauty 24x24x3

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Triptych

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Into the Quiet 40 x 20
Into the Quiet 40 x 20

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Glossed

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Doorway to Love 48x60
Doorway to Love 48x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas

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Hello Love  48x48
Hello Love 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas

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The Merciful Depths of Beauty 60x24
The Merciful Depths of Beauty 60x24

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas

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Canyon of Courage II 24x72
Canyon of Courage II 24x72

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas

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Canyon of Courage I 24x72
Canyon of Courage I 24x72

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas

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All of Time 48x48
All of Time 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Glossed

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The Gathering Blue of Evening 40x60
The Gathering Blue of Evening 40x60

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas Glossed

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Shelter My Heart 48x48
Shelter My Heart 48x48

Fluid Acrylic on Canvas No Gloss

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danielle o’connor akiyama is a Toronto based Canadian artist who has painted for more than thirty years.  While working towards a degree in art therapy, she has worked with emotionally disturbed adolescents and oncology patients. Since leaving her work as a therapist, danielle has dedicated herself to the life of painting.

 

danielle’s style is loose and impressionistic.  Firmly rooted in the tradition of watercolor, her painting has evolved into a spirit of exploration. Her personal vocabulary which includes acrylics and oils as well, all evoke a sense of excitement of the journey.

 

in order to understand the strength and simplicity of a single brushstroke, danielle studied sumi-e, Japanese brushpainting.  Upon receiving her master’s seal, the head sensei named her “Chi-Sho”, which means ‘a source of joy’, and embodies both the artistic process and the observers viewpoint.  Each work bears her chop as well as her signature ‘danielle.

 

This mastery of blending east/west artisty is evident, and has led to her works being highly prized by many Asian collectors.  Strength of skill and brush technique, (fude no chikara), blend with knowledge of color and shadow, giving rise to beauty’s voice.  Impressions and feelings are absorbed in meditation, synthesized, and brought into being by the mighty stroke of a charged brush.

 

Whether it be a riotous party of flowers, a single magnificent blossom, or a tranquil terrain of a place remembered, there is always a hidden mystery in the underpainting. This aspect of danielle’s work is what lies at the heart of her creations.

Her use of layering evokes a cadence, which echoes back to the moment of original inspiration. .

 

Full of free spirited joy; driven by courage and intention, guided by nature’s beauty, each stroke is a step on a journey; each painting a cycle in the evolution of style, leading to the frontier of a possibility.