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Danielle O’Connor Akiyama

Brand New Collection For - 2014


Danielle O’Connor Akiyama is North America’s leading modern impressionist. Based in Toronto, she has been painting for over 30 years to international acclaim. Her luminous floral images vibrate with light and energy, whether through a riotous party of flowers or a single magnificent blossom. Akiyama’s loose, impressionistic style disguises the intricacy of her brushwork and a rigorous technique. Her belief in the importance of each and every brush stroke led her to study sumi-e, Japanese brush painting, and her distinctive fusion of eastern and western artistry has led to her works being highly prized by art collectors from both sides of the Pacific. She was recently named as the President's 1st Choice at the Florence Biennale.


Danielles style is loose and impressionistic. Firmly rooted in the tradition of watercolour, 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 brush painting. 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 observer’s viewpoint. Each work bears her chop as well as her signature Danielle.


This mastery of blending east/west artistry 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 colour and shadow, giving rise to beauties voice. Impressions and feelings are absorbed in mediation, synthesized, and brought into being by the mighty stroke of a charged brush. Full of free spirited joy; driven by courage and intention, guided by natures beauty, each stroke is a step on a journey; each painting a cycle in the evolution of style, leading to the frontier of possibility.


Whether it is 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 under painting. This aspect of Danielles 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. The spirit of the subject (kokoromochi) is preserved.

Artist Statement:
"...images burn continually and beg to tell their tale. Buds of new-life form themselves representing hope of the next. Bamboo thrusts emerge, lost and found, throughout the blossom; grounding it, strengthening it, lending yang to yin. Centres of blooms careen madly, raging red against diaphanous, translucent colour, whilst screaming to explore further still. Pure, undiluted brushstroke juxtaposes luminous washes of pigment. Startling shots of colour, three black shocks, and scattered splashes fragment the eye and make the whole image vibrate".


 

i follow the path of heart,
in the darkness, my interior world consumes... and the reverie begins..
it is in this dreamworld i travel within, to uncover inner landscapes... internal rhythms,
- to create kin with the magic of brush, paint and canvas...
this exploration is tireless, and knows no boundaries.

in the sweet silence of dreaming, truth is revealed...
this effortless meandering is the germination of a completed canvas.
When at the beginning of this dreamstate... i know not the outcome...
this is part of the journey...
... the galvanizing process... the unveiling... raw segments of unborn thought.
These are the rare visions, the harbingers of beauty...
the bones of my work - to create, from pure imagination
and the endless travelling.
my mission is to manifest beauty, truth and joy

... come join my journey.
- danielle o'connor akiyama

 

 

Title: Love Bridge

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: " x "

SOLD

 

 

Title: Truth Potion

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: " x "

SOLD

 

 

Title: Rare Ones

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: " x "

NEW

 

 

Title: Strength Within

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: " x "

NEW

 

 

Title: Constellation of Love

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: " x "

SOLD

 

 

Title: Captured-Sunshine

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 60" x 40"

NEW

 

 

Title: Elegance

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 48" x 48"

NEW

 

 

Title: Eternal-Beauty

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 30" x 60"

NEW

 

 

Title: From-the-Deeps

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 48" x 48"

NEW

 

 

Title: Hope-is-the-Light

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 40" x 40"

NEW

 

 

Title: Starlight-Swing

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 40" x 60"

NEW

 

 

Title: The-Guiding-Light

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 48" x 48"

NEW

 

 

Title: Unfurling-Beauty

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 40" x 40"

NEW

 

 

Title: We-Two-and-the-Moon

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 60" x 30"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Time-for-Love

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 48" x 48"

NEW

 

 

Title: Rejoice

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas (Glossed)

Size: 36" x 36"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Breath of Fire

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 30" x 60"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Cathedral Windows

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 48" x 48"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Full Moon Trilogy - Daybreak (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 36" x 36"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Full Moon Trilogy - The Sea (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 36" x 36"

New

 

 

Title: Hagakure (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 48" x 36"

Sold

 

 

Title: I Bow in Beauty (GLOSS) Silverleaf

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 30" x 30"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Sonata in August

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 36" x 60"

Sold

 

 

Title: Sumi e Gold

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 60" x 30"

SOLD

 

 

Title: The Story of all Time

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 30" x 30"

NEW

 

 

Title: The Three Belles (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 40" x 30"

NEW

 

 

Title: The Wild-ways of Wind and l - (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama

Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 36" x 36"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Towards Forever (GLOSS) Diamond Dust

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 30" x 30"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Sky Turns to Running Waters (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 20" x 20"

SOLD

 

 

Title: New Beginning II (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 20" x 20"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Poetry in Motion I (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 20" x 20"

NEW

 

 

Title: Poetry in Motion II (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 20" x 20"

NEW

 

 

Title: Pale Purple Heaven I (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 24 " x 24"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Earth, Air & Love II (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Pale Purple Heaven II (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

SOLD

 

 

Title: Earth, Air & Love I (GLOSS)

By: Danielle O'Connor Akiyama


Original: Acrylic on Box Canvas

Size: 24" x 24"

SOLD

 

 

Bohemia Galleries offers ten months interest free credit on artwork purchased through the Own Art national art purchase scheme. The scheme allows people to borrow up to £2,000 interest-free over 10 months to buy work by aliving artist.

For more information please contact:
Sheana Eccles +44 (0)1482 881 882 or 07766088479 sheana@bohemia-galleries.com

BBC One Imagine programme on Own Art
The BBC’s arts series Imagine devoted a documentary to the Own Art Scheme, that was broadcast on 1st December on BBC One. The scheme, managed by Arts Council England, helps people to buy contemporary art and craft with interest-free loans of up to £2000.

 

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