Meet the FF April Artist: Danielle Lehtinen

Name: Danielle Lehtinen
Town: Gouldsboro, PA
Medium(s): Acrylic on canvas, mixed media

What got you into creating art? My Mom

What work do you most enjoying doing? Splashing acrylics on large canvases

What’s your favorite artwork? Anything by Jackson Pollock

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?  My college pottery teacher: “As an artist or a student of art, you are not to pay museums or galleries to see art exhibits – they are your workshop”

What inspires you? Color, movement, the sky and the stars, oceans and rivers, and most of all – other artists

Favorite artists? Jackson Pollock, Helen Frankenthaler, Willem de Kooning

What do you enjoy about First Friday? Love meeting fellow artists, seeing their work and being part of our community of art-makers and hosts of wonderful spaces that showcase the artwork. Also enjoy the wine.

Where do you see your art going in the next year? I see my artwork going into a clean, new, pared-down space with a proper art studio, as I have in Europe and NYC – inaccessible for now. Working on increased online presence. Looking forward to creating a new interactive website as the one I have seems inaccessible, its manager stuck at seas due to the pandemic.