About the Artist
Aloha! My name is Danielle Burnside. I have a deep reverence for the ocean, and have been inspired to create my whole life. Both. our sea, and painting, is dreaming awake for me. I am from Michigan, and was just recently introduced to the ocean in 2017, after having moved to the Big Island of Hawaii. I was scared of dark water, got sea sick, and didn't know what side was port or starboard - and still decided it was a good idea to take a job on a manta ray tour boat anyways! Those manta rays, and that water, changed my life. Ever since, I have been pouring myself into art inspired by our oceans. Each print is intentionally hand embellished with copper leaf, acting as a transfer of mana and energy. My hope is that anyone who takes a piece of my work home - feels the intrinsic truth that I feel when swimming in the sea. My greatest desire is that these images read as enchantment, and lead others to discover how incredible, powerful, life changing, and life sustaining, our underwaters, and all of us, are.
Beautiful artwork! I'm decorating my baby girl's nursery with an ocean theme and wanted some artwork for the walls. The mom and baby dolphin painting is perfect and even more beautiful in person! Also, my husband and I got married in Hawaii so it feels extra special to have a piece of Hawaii in our baby's nursery. I would definitely order from this shop again.
I have had the lucky experience to dive with the mantas in Kona - and this painting is by far the most realistic to how it is diving with them - the way they dance through the water. Absolutely beautiful!!
Love these stickers! Great quality and speedy shipment. As soon as I opened them I wish I bought more!
Extraordinary postcards, such beautiful art! Danielle included a kind attentive note. It was really such a treat to receive them in the mail :)
The quality is amazing and the shipping was quick and easy and her personal note and touches make me proud to support such an amazing artist. Thank you!
Purchases have helped support: @hawaiiuncharted through time and art awareness pieces. @savingtheblue through annual contributions. @oceanmimic via sponsoring a beach cleanup. @coralreefeducationinstitute and @waiulioceanfest through silent auction donations. And other non-profit organizations through special events hosted within the community.
S H E L L S E R I E S
Being able to be immersed in the ocean is something I never take for granted. The presence and timelessness I feel while floating is so powerful. These pieces are from my core, to remind myself to see from the same heart-space that I experience while underwater. To remember the boundless strength within me, and all of us. I hope this brings oceans of awareness of love to you and yours.shells