My name is Danielle E. Kertis. I paint mixed media pieces. Acrylic on canvas with original photography. I've been in love with painting for about 14 years. I didn't even know I had any talent. My husband and I got our first apartment together and couldn't afford any of the beautiful artwork I wanted. So, I gave painting a try. Turns out, it's my gift! Most of all I lOVE it!!! I have always incorporated photographs into my pieces. It gives my whymsical imagery a realistic tinge. And gives me a chance to look at life through my camera lense. I have only had the opportunity to take one small class at the Wallingford Community Arts Center, but the saying "practice makes perfect" absolutely holds true. The more I paint, the more wonderful my paintings become.