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 PapersDescription: Ripped papers recreating Munch's most famous imageEdition: OriginalSigned by the artistYear: 2019Size: 50 x 64cm without frameFramedPrice on Application
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    Winston ChurchillMedium: Collage/ Mixed PapersDescription: Portrait of Winston Churchill. Created using 1947 Times NewspapersEdition: OriginalSigned by the artistYear: 2019Size: 63 x 51cm without frameFramedPrice on Application
  • Danielle Vaughan (Present)

    Enigmatic MonaMedium: Collage/Mixed PapersDescription: Portrait of Mona Lisa. This depiction of the famous Leonardo Da Vinci painting includes other famous artworks by Da VinciEdition: OriginalSigned by the artistYear: 2019Size: 50 x 65cm without frameFramedPrice on Application
  • Danielle Vaughan (Present)

    Twiggy (Back When we were Creative)Medium: Collage/Mixed PapersDescription: 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: OriginalSigned by the artistYear: 2018Size: 72 x 91cmFramedPrice on Application
  • Danielle Vaughan (Present)

    Flirty Frida (Kahlo)Medium: Acrylic paint and collaged papersDescription: 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: OriginalSigned: Danielle VaughanYear: 2018Size: 75 x 84cmFramedPrice on Application