Creating Paintings in a Series
Painting in a series helps the artist explore several different variations of an idea or theme.
How the Retro Luminescense Series Came About
In this painting series, Nelisse explores street art, grafitti art, and 1980 neon florescent colors.
This artwork portfolio contains the RETRO LUMINESCENSE series. A reflection of how colors, fashion trends, and self indulgence of the 1980’s are surging back, we see retro signs in contemporary modern day politics. The result has been, according to some, a revitalized focus on materialism.
How the Wildfires Series Came About
In this painting series, Nelisse presents abstract landscape artwork depicting wildfires in different seasons.
Danielle Nelisse’s series, entitled “Wildfires,” was inspired when nine wildfires simultaneously surrounded her art studio in May 2014 in Bonita, California. The sky became dark with charred ash. While she stood in her studio creating the first two paintings on two canvases side-by-side, her family members checked in over the phone to make sure she was well. The massive wildfires were fed for days by the hot Santa Ana winds that blew in from the desert.
This artwork portfolio contains the WILDFIRES series. The artist is concerned with how climate change has resulted in severe drought conditions, which spark wildfires.
How the Climate Change Series Came About
In this painting series, Nelisse presents artwork that visually communicate on an emotional level her feelings about the challenges of global climate change.
Bold-colored, dynamic and complex, her work makes it impossible to intellectualize an issue we so easily (and sometimes, readily) like to distance ourselves from. Instead, it invites us to deeply and courageously feel our feelings, and perhaps recognize that there is beauty even in sadness.