We have a theory that it's physically impossible to just walk by Daniella Willett-Rabin's work. Whether you're drawn to the intricate details, the technique, the colors or the sweet subject matter, you simply have to stop and take it in.
"I primarily work with acrylic paints although in the future I plan to transition into oil painting," Daniella says. "At the moment I love working with acrylic because of the quick dry time and the ability to paint over a section until I get it to my liking. Mistakes aren’t the end of the world with acrylic paint!"
Daniella is inspired by music, dance, architecture, and nature. She says she also gets inspired when she sees other people’s work that she finds beautiful and executed with talent. "This year I started to explore having certain areas of the paintings be a little more realistic," she says. "Then I blend those areas in with the more whimsical stylized painting I usually do."
Daniella says that because she paints so many small details and tiny dots, she goes through many very small 000 size paintbrushes. Her studio is simple: a corner of her house or her back yard.
Right now at Art Mecca of Charleston you can find Daniella's giclée canvas prints of Savannah and Charleston and some archival quality paper prints of various subjects.