Did you know:
1) The RDS artist drew for Walt Disney for 6 years
2) RDS artwork characters have no faces
3) The RDS artist was raised with wild animals (note: not by wild animals)
About the RDS artist
My name is Danielle B Latta, and I am the founder and owner of Running Duck Studio (RDS), a mobile art gallery.
Do you love where you live so much that it inspires you in everyday life? I have lived in the outback, the coast, and the inner city. Now I reside on a small, lush green hillside near a quaint town just outside of Brisbane, Australia, and I love every minute of it.
A creative since I was able to pick up a pencil and brush, an artist since my first portrait sale in 1988.
Skills and styles of drawing have been shaped through my early work as a portraitist while acquiring my Bachelor of Arts in Graphic Design and my work at Walt Disney Animation Australia.
My portrait work gave me an eye for fine detail while my Disney work strengthened my drawing stroke.
The early years of working and living in the City of Sydney (and all that comes with the lifestyle) allowed me time to explore arts emotion, power, and ultimately a passion for my art.
ABOUT RDS ART
Crazy. Funny. Beautiful. For that light-hearted place in your soul just when you need it.
A lot of RDS artworks have an Australian theme present with lifestyle and animal drawings. The mostly black and white drawings have a whimsical, playful feel but most have a hint of cartoon from years drawing for Walt Disney. Special moments are captured from everyday life, country living, and wildlife.
A strong Australian theme can also be found in the outback country scenes of the back drops for the digital collages. In these digital works, the photos have been collected from my travels across Australia, in an exploration of its many faces. The pieces represent classic Australia; the humour, bush, wildlife, and rust. My “I love Australia” themed photography can be viewed at:
Ink and brush is serious fun, in its simplest form. Starting with only a basic idea (sometimes none) the free will of the ink as it splashes almost with its own agenda, shapes the artwork into something with a sense of freedom, emotion and movement
The RDS artworks have a whimsical playful feel and only a select number of artworks are available as limited edition prints.
Do you have no hanging space left?
Or just love to live in a creative day-to-day world, a select number of designs are available on pillowcases, T’Shirts, Tote bags, Cushion Covers, and lots more that can be found in the Functional art and apparel gallery.
Visit the Visual Images site to explore photography from the world that inspires the RDS artworks. Follow the photo-infused AusTrails Blog across Australia as well as venture into places you never thought you would go. Discover a new world of history, character, and beauty that is unexpected. www.v-i-o.com
Would you like to win a FREE artwork?
Joining the RDS (Running Duck Studio) mailing list will mean you may get the occasional email with exciting news, special invitations, events, and discount offers.
It will also automatically enter you into the
RDS FREE original artwork draw
SEE ARTWORK IN PERSON QLD
Bribie Island Arts Centre 191 Sunderland Dr, Banksia Beach QLD 4507
Old Fire Station Gallery 395 Oxley Ave, Redcliffe QLD 4020
LAST SUNDAY OF EVERY MONTH (except boxing day)
Recovered Futures Art Exhibition Friday 6 to Thursday 12 October at King George Square, Brisbane
Ox Restaurant Exhibit From 7th June, 330 Oxley Ave, Margate QLD 4019
RAS Exhibition of Excellence 7 Oct to 11 Nov, Redcliffe Art Gallery, 1 Irene Street, Redcliffe QLD 4020
Ekka AUG 12 to 20