Walking the
Tightrope
between
Abstract
and
REalism

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I was born to be a creative.  I was born to make and design.  My father took me under his wing as soon as I was old enough to know not to stick the markers in my mouth.  I grew up wanting to show my dad I could be just like him (and then take his place as art teacher at our high school).  I have a little of my mom's creativity in me too.  I have to work at my writing but when I find the right words it is because of her. 


Artist for life

about
Danielle "DZ" Vennard

I achieved a B.F.A. from Kutztown University of Pennsylvania in 2004 with the support of a great painting instructor, George Sorrels. He encouraged me to pursue a master's degree. In 2007 I exited the University of Delaware with an M.F.A. in painting and got married a year later.  In 2010 I had my first child, Graeme, and in 2014, his sister, Zoey was born.  These two are my world and give me the courage to keep taking one step forward everyday. 

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Through the last 10 years, I have used my creativity in many jobs and commissions including owning and running a wedding photography business and an art business, photograph sporting events for local Delaware high schools, publishing rock climbing photographs in climbing/outdoor magazines, designing/shaping rock climbing holds, designing/setting rock climbing routes at several local rock gyms, creating custom charcoal drawings, oil paintings, rope sculptures, creating custom signs on plywood, and large wall murals inside local Delaware/Maryland businesses.

I live in Landenberg, PA with my two cute kids, Graeme and Zoey, one crazy cattle dog, Font, and one lazy cat, Henry Black.

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2021
Tammie Corrigan, Elkton, MD, Charcoal/Pastel Drawing: The Tour
Land of Deborah, Vancouver, BC, Graphic Design: Sticker/T-shirt design
Rocking G Productions, Austin, TX, Graphic Design: Logo
2020
Squid Cabling, Middletown, PA, Graphic Design: Business Card Design
Dustin Briggs, Portland, OR, Charcoal/Pastel Drawing: Holly Pup
Delaware Rock Gym, Bear, DE, Graphic Design: climbing graphics for merchandise
Blake’s Corner Garden, Fair Hill, MD, Wall Mural: Blake’s Corner Garden Logo
Blake’s Corner Garden, Fair Hill, MD, Acrylic on Wood: Garden Signs; Fruits/Vegetables
Blake’s Corner Garden, Fair Hill, MD; Acrylic on Wood: Sun Signs
2019
Tim Schafstall, Newark, DE, Charcoal/pastel Drawing: Scout
Nicole Perkins, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawing: Marlowe
Nicole Perkins, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawing: Go Ape Zip-line
Ryan Chase, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawing: Anniversary10-7 Forever
Autumn Arch Beer Project, Newark, DE, Charcoal/Pastel/Graphic Design: Jingle Mingle 5K Announcement
Emerald Foundation, Lancaster, PA, Watercolor/Graphic Design: Rise ‘N Shine Logo
Autumn Arch Beer Project, Newark, DE, Graphite/watercolor/graphic design: Pups & Pints Event Announcement
Long Play Café, Newark, DE, Wall Mural; Long Play Café Logo
Maria Stamato, Phoenixville, PA, Charcoal Drawing: Grandparents Wedding Day
Blake’s Corner Garden, Fair Hill, MD, Acrylic on Wood: Garden Signs; Fruits/Vegetables
Blake’s Corner Garden, Fair Hill, MD, Graphic Design: Logo Rebrand
Autumn Arch Beer Project, Newark, DE, Large Wall Murals: DE Hop
Autumn Arch Beer Project, Newark, DE, Large Wall Murals: Oak Tree Ring  
Police Unity Tour Chapter IX, Newark, DE, Charcoal drawing: Five-0 High Five
2018 
Hannah Niedel, San Francisco, CA, Charcoal drawing: Luna 
Police Unity Tour chapter IX, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawing: I’ve Got Your Back 
2017 
Jay Anderson, Lancaster, PA, charcoal drawing: Pat Through the Ages 
Suzanne Kettler-Zeigler, Lancaster, PA, charcoal drawing: Zoe Pup 
Land of Deborah, Vancouver, BC, charcoal drawing/graphic design: Little Stories Album Cover 
Robin Bidwell, Landenberg, PA, charcoal drawing: Biscuit 
Police Unity Tour Chapter IX, Newark, DE, charcoal drawing: Bold As A Lion: Tribute to Fallen Officers

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2016
Pamela & Steven Herman, West Chester, PA charcoal drawing: Pamela & Steven Wedding Drawing 
Liz Jones, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawing: Memphis 
2014
Kaliegh & Dan Rice, Lincoln University, PA, Charcoal drawing: Kaleigh & Dan Wedding Drawing 
2012
Christina & Tom Pepe, West Chester, PA, Charcoal Drawing: Christina & Tom Wedding Drawing 
Jessica Saunier, Ashburn, VA, Charcoal Drawing: Andy, Cameron & Annabelle 
2009
Mock Rocks, UK, Sculpture designs: Carving Foam Climbing Hold shapes 
2007
In the Light Foundation, Donation for auction, Charcoal Drawing of Rock Climber 
Lisa Griffiths, Newark, DE, Graphite Drawing: Claire and Frank 
Lindsay Cavender, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawings: Two Dogs 
Aimee Tetreault, Newark, DE, Charcoal Drawing: Tim Keenan Climbing 
2006
Marci Wittlin, Lemoyne, PA, Painting: Black, Violet, Grey, Olive Abstract 
Nick Angert, Paoli, PA, Charcoal Portrait: Two Little Girls 
2005
Jackie Nattle, West Chester, PA, Charcoal Portrait: Johnny, June Cash on guitar stool 
Eric Mauer, Lancaster, PA, Color Atmosphere: Permanent Green Diptych 
Eric Mauer, Lancaster, PA, Color Atmosphere: Red VI 
Eric Mauer, Lancaster, PA, Black, White and Rose Atmosphere 
Kevin Kettler, Austin, TX, Portrait: Julie Kettler 
2004
Patricia Horvath, Camp Hill, PA, Color Atmosphere: Red V 
Kutztown University, Kutztown, PA, Color Atmosphere: Cerulean II 
2002
Dominick and Kim Pavia, Phoenixville, PA, Portrait: Grandfather Pavia 

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"Hootie"
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"Roo"
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"Bold as a Lion"
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"I've Got Your Back"
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"Lancaster Farm"
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"Coop"
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"Barn"
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"Morning Recess: Down to DisneyLand, Fair Hill, MD"
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(fits 11X14 Frame)
$45

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