I'm DANIELLE FOLKERTS.
A visual artist, art educator, avid traveller, and lover of the ocean.
When I'm not in the studio painting or buried under a pile of wool working on textile installations, you can find me organizing + instructing creative workshops. I’m known for my colourful and textural artworks, my vibrant large-scale murals, and my upbeat and inspiring workshops. I have a passion for art education + creative programming, and I love providing others with valuable opportunities + experiences to explore their own creative potential.
My love of travelling and exploring this wonderful planet is echoed in my art practice. From scuba diving deep in the ocean - surrounded by vibrant, towering coral reefs, and curious creatures - to jumping into rivers, and kayaking on the west coast, I draw my inspiration from my global + local travels. The intention behind my current body of work, ART FOR THE OCEAN, is to share the intricate beauty of the ocean, and educate communities on ocean conservation, while bringing awareness to opportunities to support our changing oceans.