Danney Parkins


Danney is one of those renaissance spirits, and with that brings quite a list of pursuits. She has done everything from pumping gas with a smile, to running a Scanning Electron Microscope in the San Juan Islands. One day she might be found drawing tree frogs, and the next she could be writing about seahorses. Growing up in the wilds of Alaska, and having a family connected to marine biology, science and art, has supported Danney with unending curiosity about life. The often watery themes of Danney’s artwork show through in a playful sense, bringing about the unity of nature, imagination, and mysterious beings. Being a scientist and teacher, she is inspired by natural history illustrations that combine investigation with a sense of wonder about the world. She uses creativity and experimentation to work within a wide variety of mediums. Her normal palate is upbeat, sometimes natural and gritty, and her work gives a lively denotation of texture. Basically put, Danney likes to make stuff, and she makes it all happen in Ellensburg Washington, while still finding time for adventures with her family, her amazingly supportive, fisheries biologist, high-voltage working husband, and an uber-talented, film-buff kiddo (oh yes, and a couple of real cute puppies). Connect with her on Instagram @danneyparkins or through her website at https://danneyparkins.com.

American Benthic (Grant Wood Parody)
collage, 10 x 8 inches

Anatomy of a Heart
mixed media textile, 9 x 12 inches

Paternal Instincts

painted paper collage , 9 x 12 inches