Danielle Halford is a painter born in Birmingham, Alabama and grew up in the state of Texas. Mrs. Halford prefers to go by her first name Danielle professionally. She attended Savannah College of Art and Design on a combined academic and portfolio scholarship and received her BFA in 2011. She received her MFA from San Francisco Art Institute in 2018. Danielle is currently attending Johns Hopkins University pursuing an MA in Museum Studies.
She has shown her paintings nationally and internationally. Most recently she was part of the group Vernissage show held at SFAI’s Fort Mason campus in San Francisco, California. She was also part of the group show Figuratively Speaking in the Diego Rivera Gallery in San Francisco, California. She was also a production assistant on the music video Make a Mess of Me that won first place in Honolulu, Hawaii’s Showdown in Chinatown competition. She was included in the Benefit Exhibition for Ballet X at the Bridgette Mayer Gallery in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She was invited to paint in front of a live crowd to music in the Live Art-Multimedia-Interaction hosted at the Black & Blue Aids HIV fundraiser held in L'Arsenal Art Contemporain in Montreal, Canada
Danielle is an advocate for the inclusion of art in city planning and served on the board of The Plano Art Association in Plano, Texas where she helped successfully lobby for the inclusion of art as part of the budget for all newly constructed city buildings. She also helped form The One Little Island artist group in Honolulu, Hawaii and is a co-founder of the alternative art space Studio 114 located in Oahu’s Chinatown district whose simple motto is “A Place for Creatives.” Danielle's civic involvement goes beyond the art world as she also volunteers with Team Rubicon as a Disaster Response Professional. She has lived in Hawaii, California, and throughout the South Eastern United States.