Danielle Halford is a painter born in Birmingham, Alabama that largely grew up in the North Dallas area 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 is currently enrolled in the MFA program at San Francisco Art Institute.
She has shown her paintings nationally and internationally. Most recently she was 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.” She has lived in Hawaii, throughout the South Eastern United States, and she presently resides in Bay Point, California.