Danielle Eubank

Artist Statement

My work bestrides the line between abstraction and representation. I am looking for the tipping point between the conceptual and visible. I consider the forms created by ripples in a pond or the lines of receding waves a foundation for deconstruction. I create patterns within patterns, representing vertical stacks of rhythms in the physical matter I paint.

Through the theme of water, I explore natural forms and the consequences of the human footprint on landscapes all over the world. Destruction surrounds every site where I paint water. My work features cigarette butts, oil slicks and drink cans. Looking for formal value is my way of coping with the destruction.

My work highlights questions of proximity that bring the subject right up to the surface of the canvas, almost into the viewer’s space. By layering the paint with broad brushstrokes, I invite the viewer to appreciate the physical, painterly qualities that form the depth of that experience.

Danielle Eubank makes every effort to create her artwork in an environmentally responsible manner. She uses the highest quality materials. This includes low VOC or no VOC paints, thinners, and mediums, and FSC certified wood for stretchers. She recycles whenever possible.


1994 MFA University of California, Los Angeles
1991 BA University of California, Los Angeles


Danielle Eubank is a painter interested in exploring the relationship between abstraction and realism.

She is the Expedition Artist on the Phoenicia, a replica of a 600 B.C.E. Phoenician vessel. The ship sailed from the Mediterranean through the Suez Canal, around Africa and back into the Mediterranean, completing the circumnavigation in November 2010. Thompson’s Gallery, in central London, hosted her solo show as Expedition Artist. In 2012, Phoeniciasailed to London as part of the Phoenicia Exhibition that ran concurrently with the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee and London Olympics.

In 2004, Eubank was the Expedition Artist for The Borobudur Ship Expedition. Painting and drawing, she traveled 10,000 miles with the replica 8th century Indonesian wooden boat from Indonesia to Seychelles, Madagascar, South Africa and Ghana. The boat was of a design based on stone relief carvings found on the ancient Buddhist temple at Borobudur and was officially launched by the President of Indonesia. She presented 100 paintings and photographs of the voyage at a solo exhibition in central London. In addition to her role as Expedition Artist, she was the official advance liaison between legations in Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United States and the countries visited: Indonesia, Seychelles, Madagascar, South Africa and Ghana.

In 2005, Eubank was an artist-in-residence in Bali for three months. Based in Ubud, a center of traditional arts, she immersed herself in the Balinesian culture, seascape and artistic heritage of the island—all of which is celebrated in the work she created there.

Eubank also works as a commissioned artist, having produced portraits for Standard Chartered Bank for its art collection in Hong Kong, for the Naval and Military Club in London as well for many private individuals.

She painted the portrait of General Sir Peter de la Billiere that hangs in the Naval and Military Club. It was unveiled by His Royal Highness Prince General Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz of Saudi Arabia.

Eubank has spoken at conferences and universities in Japan, Korea, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Mexico, the United States, Spain, Syria, Italy and others. She has painted the Henley Royal Regatta since 2011. A film documentary about her work premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival in 2012.

Eubank holds an MFA from University of California, Los Angeles. She currently lives and works in Los Angeles and maintains a studio in London.