Danielle Vaughan is a mixed media artist who is at her happiest turning one person's trash into another's treasure. The challenge of rescuing rubbish from landfill and repurposing its worth is her default position. Predominantly known for her collage portraits, which have attracted much attention for their detailed likeness, Vaughan's wry humour runs riot on each cardboard 'canvas'. She has had numerous radio & tv appearances including SKY's Portrait Artist of The Year 2018 and divides her time between skip diving and working towards knitting something she actually likes. In 8 years as a freelance artist, my work has found homes as far as The English Bar in Thailand to The Churchill Rooms at Blenheim Palace with equal comfort.
"I don't just create pictures, I represent a lifestyle."
- 2022 #PAOTY Portrait Artist of the Year Exhibition
- 2019 BID Leicester 'Street Stories'.
- 2018 Participant of Portrait Artist of the Year
- 2016 Joe Orton Exhibition 'What The Artist Saw'
Some of my favourite opportunities so far...
'in our lifetime'
Meeting Claudio, May 2016
I queued with signature seeking teenagers outside the training ground waiting for Claudio who had time for his fans (even on his birthday) - lovely man.
Meeting Paul, April 2018
Paul very kindly signed this piece backstage while on tour.
Matt Lucas, 2022
Matt Lucas delighted with his Arsenal inspired portrait
'Joe Orton' Portrait
New Walk Museum, Oct 2017
Recognising 50 years since Leicester Playwright Orton was murdered, this piece was part of a touring exhibition called 'What The Artist Saw'.