Danielle Vaughan (Present)

Within her Arts Practice, Danielle Vaughan explores sexuality, gender roles and celebrity status through her use of ripped papers, fabrics and paint. With a background in Design, Vaughan began her assemblage /collages as an exploration of her early experiences of a childhood in a frugal and misandrist environment.

In her portraits she recasts men as boys with their illusion of power and her females with the parts of femme fatales. In an abstract way this can also be viewed within her landscapes and wildlife images through her use of deliberate text within the layers of ripped and torn paper.

This art peels away the layers of conventional art processes and invites the viewer to investigate past the surface image to the darker levels underpinning the façade. Vaughan plays with surprises, with ‘gallow humour” and pathos at play in both images and titles. She has made appearances on both television and radio and recently appeared on Sky’s ‘Portrait Artist of the Year’ (January 2018) where Noel Fielding chose her portrait to take home. Vaughan has a strong desire for equality of access to quality arts experiences for everyone and has developed an extensive participatory practice alongside her own work.

  • Danielle Vaughan (Present)

    Still Screaming (Homage to Munch) Medium: Acrylic paint and mixed Papers Description: Ripped papers recreating Munch's most famous image Edition: Original Signed by the artist Year: 2019 Size: 50 x 64cm without frame Framed Price on Application
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    Winston Churchill Medium: Collage/ Mixed Papers Description: Portrait of Winston Churchill. Created using 1947 Times Newspapers Edition: Original Signed by the artist Year: 2019 Size: 63 x 51cm without frame Framed Price on Application
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    Enigmatic Mona Medium: Collage/Mixed Papers Description: Portrait of Mona Lisa. This depiction of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting includes other famous artworks by Da Vinci Edition: Original Signed by the artist Year: 2019 Size: 50 x 65cm without frame Framed Price on Application
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    Twiggy (Back When we were Creative) Medium: Collage/Mixed Papers Description: Portrait of Twiggy. Original 1970's craft magazines including dressmaking patterns framed in an original 1970's hessian frame. This piece is autobiographical having grown up in the 70's in a home where sewing was big. Edition: Original Signed by the artist Year: 2018 Size: 72 x 91cm Framed Price on Application
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    Flirty Frida (Kahlo) Medium: Acrylic paint and collaged papers Description: Kahlo's work as an artist remained relatively unknown until the late 1970's, when her work was rediscovered by art historians and political activists. Kahlo's work has been celebrated internationally as emblematic and by feminists for what is seen as its uncompromising depiction of the female experience and form. Edition: Original Signed: Danielle Vaughan Year: 2018 Size: 75 x 84cm Framed Price on Application