Danielle has been surrounded by art since a very early age and viewed art as the fundamental aspect to who she is as a person. Danielle studied art privately from the age of 7, later attending The National School of the Arts where she matriculated in 1998. She then went on to study at The Surrey Institute of Art & Design. When Danielle returned to South Africa, she began teaching art privately and later took on a position teaching at the Kings School. In 2011, she took on the challenge to develop herself as a painter. She went through many an “artist-crisis” that inevitably happen when you throw yourself so far from a level at which you function with ease and familiarity, into the unexplored. It has been a period of intense self critique and exponential growth.