About Danielle Dufayet
I have been an artist all my life. My mother, Artist, Suzanne Sable, www.suzannesable.com and father, Pierre Dufayet were extraordinary artists. Both came to the United States from Paris, France. I was born in Yonkers, New York and raised in Monterey, CA.
I have studied art through private tutorship, various classes and workshops by renown and accomplished artists. When I was young, I learned cartooning. I went on to do my own stain glass designs, ceramics, fused glass, collage, oil painting and acrylic painting.
My stained glass and oil and acrylic paintings have been featured in various galleries up and down the coast such as Homescapes, Carmel, Ventana Gallery, Big Sur, Gregory Kate Gallery, Santa Clara, Expressions Gallery in Berkeley, CA, Los Gatos Museum Art Gallery, Los Gatos, CA, Gallery 85, Santana Row, CA and Gallery 24, Los Gatos, CA.
One Woman show at A Woman's Wellspring, Monterey, CA. 1998
Won Honorable Mention at the Touch My Heart Miniature Show. Los Gatos Art Museum. 2007
Accepted into LGAA Members Juried Show. 2009
Won 2nd Place in Abstract category for " ARIZONA", in the Members Juried Show. Los Gatos Art Association. 2012
Won 1st Place in Acrylic for Sacred Geometry I, in the Members Juried Show, Los Gatos Art Association. 2013
Won 1st Place In Wet Media for SPLENDID ARRAY, in the Members Juried Fall Show, Los Gatos Art Association, 2014.
Was featured artist at the original Steve Wozniak Estate, 300 Santa Rosa Dr. Los Gatos, CA - 2012-2013
Currently shows at:Gallery 24: 24 N. Santa Cruz Ave. Los Gatos,
GALLERY 85: 377 Santana Row #1180, San Jose, CA 95128.
Winner of Google's Self-driving Car Art Project September, 2015.
Won 1st Place for "Aunties". Pacific Art League. Palo Alto.http://www.pacificartleague.org. January, 2016.
Won 1st Place for "Girl Loves Birds" Los Gatos Art Association Member Juried Show 2016.http://www.lgaa.org/new.shows.html
"Girl Loves Birds" was also featured in Los Gatos Magazine September/October 2016. Page 10. http://www.losgatosmagazine.com
Won 2nd Place: So Much in Common 2017 Los Gatos Art Association Fall Juried Show: http://lgaa.org/new.shows.html
"When I paint, I am completely in the present, yet lost in another world of complete joy and spontaneity. This is what I wish to express in my work, and always with boldness, simplicity and color.