Inspired by Santa Barbara County’s bountiful wine region and passionate wine makers, Danielle has tested her painting skills with local wine, an ancient medium being used by a few artists worldwide. Having nearly tested all art mediums throughout her life this seemed as an obvious one but yet very unexpected and even more intriguing. She currently hosts painting parties nationwide using this unexpected medium along with traditional paints like acrylic and watercolor as well.
Each wine is different and oxidizes at a different pace and change different colors depending on their minerals. Each painting is photographed after completion to capture their true colors before they start changing. A painting will continue to change colors over time as it continues to oxidize, this makes it a living & breathing piece of art.
A wide range of colors can be extracted from wine depending on the processing or painting methods used. Either straight from the bottle, fermented in a container or evaporated sludge from an open jar, wine painting can be very complex or very simple.
Danielle is a self-taught photographer who draws inspiration from nature and surrounding environments. With a formal fine art and digital art & animation background from Santa Barbara City College, she pursued the tv industry at a very young age. Working her way up to marketing and promotions as Director of the Creative Department at Ovation TV, one of the fastest growing tv networks in history, and appropriately, an independent arts network. There she earned several BDA Promax awards and proudly earned an International Telly Award.
--Wine Painting Classes by Danielle Renée are unlike any other experience in Santa Barbara. Partnering with local wineries and breathtaking locations, a pop-up class can be curated anywhere in Santa Barbara and surrounding areas. Each class is 100% customizable for any size group and budget.
With nearly 300 wineries the options are endless! Book a truly unique experience and have a local wine maker guide your group thru a custom flight tasting and paint a matching piece of art.