“Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time."
My name is Danielle Rania Rourke.
Welcome to my world!
I am an emerging artist, born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, mainly self-taught consistently exploring new techniques. Inspired by a basic art class, I quickly became fascinated with mixed media, textures and mediums. Somehow I was given the permission to get messy and I’ve been hooked ever since. Over the years my art has been featured in local galleries, coffee shops, art shows and online. While life has tossed me its evolving challenges and altering events, I have always found a way to return to painting. It’s where I fee most at home. The creative process fills me with a renewed sense of purpose. I love nothing more than what I refer to as blissful freedom, days that are filled with paints, canvases, music, and pouring medium. All of my original and unique mixed media paintings are typically contemporary, colourful and bright, enhaned with a variety of differing textures, layers, fabrics, images, words and collage.
I appreciate of all the Rocky Mountain wonder here in our backyards. I have a loving family that keeps me inspired and busy. My three children include my toddler boy/girl twins and my skilled, award winning climber ten son. I am motivated by nature, music and painting supplies. I typically sign my art with my middle name, Rania. Given to me by another source of inspiration and artist, my father. I have found a creative way to incorporate this unique name into my life. Why do I call my website Double Creativity? I was inspired by a book titled ‘The Life You Were Born to Live’, by Dan Millman. It’s an interesting read that provides you with a life number/path, based on your birthdate. I just happen to be a 38/11 in the book, otherwise known as Double Creativity. This theme has noticeably played out for me in my life. I feel most at home while creating, I work part time in marketing, making videos and graphic design. I've recently began the fun of learning to mix and dj house music (Danni), and of course I have double the fun with my boy/girl toddler twins.
All of my art for sale here on my site are originals and include free shipping worldwide. Your painting will include a hand crafted wood frame (either black or natural wood finish). They are ready to hang with ease.
Thanks for checking out my site, I hope my art speaks to you in some way!