ARTIST OF THE MONTH
Danielle Ashbridge was born outside of London, England and grew up all over the Northeast. After earning her Bachelor in Art History and English Degree at Randolph Macon College, she settled down nearby in Richmond, Virginia to marry her high school sweetheart and build her family. She earned her Master in Counseling Degree at the Medical College of Virginia and has worked in a number of schools in the Richmond area.
Art has always been both a passion and profession in her life, and you can see her work showing all over Richmond. Her accolades include achievements at the Crossroads Art Gallery, For Art’s Sake Gallery, and the James Center. She is a member of the James River Art League, and continues to paint each and every day.
Danielle enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, sipping Starbucks and traveling the world with her husband, Tim. Whether they are enjoying the beaches of the Caribbean or visiting her home country of England, their passion for life and travel come through in all that they do. Danielle resides in Midlothian with her husband and two “furry” children—rescue dogs Lilly and Lucy. Her family and three grandchildren live close by.
I have always felt a special connection with and, appreciation of animals, and enjoy combining my creativity and love for creatures in my pieces. Through vibrant colors and whimsical compositions, I believe my paintings come to life and, hopefully, bring a smile to your face. Whether it is experimenting with different mediums or using unexpected color choices, I hope to engage and take you to a world of imagination and fun~
Additionally, Dr. Christopher Estopinal is one of Virginia Eye Institute Ophthalmologist who specializes in cornea and external diseases, cataract surgery, laser vision correction, and comprehensive ophthalmology.
Thanks much to Dr. Estopinal as he performed my cataract surgery this past summer and has greatly increased my ability to see and do my art work~