Savvy Dani is a visual artist based in Seattle, WA. She uses traditional drawing and painting materials to unearth beauty in the world around her.

Selected Art Exhibits

  • 18th Annual Juried Art Show, Port Townsend, WA, Aug 2016
  • In Full Bloom, Fairweather Gallery, Seaside, OR, May 2016
  • The Other Road, VALA Eastside, Redmond, WA, Dec 2015
  • Transitions IV, Fountainhead Gallery, Seattle, WA, July 2015
  • Echoes of a Lifetime, Wallingford Senior Center, Wallingford, WA, July 2015
  • Edmonds Arts Festival 2015 Juried Gallery, Edmonds, WA (juried)
  • Art and Social Change Showcase, Meydenbauer Center, Bellevue, WA, Jan 2015 (juried)
  • Workspring Collection, Marriott Redmond WA, Oct 2014 (juried)
  • Best of Gage, Steele Gallery, Seattle WA June 2014 (juried)
  • Classical Drawing – The Art of the Atelier, Burien Arts Gallery, Jun 2014
  • Tri-Atelier Exhibition, Ballard Works, Ballard WA Oct 2014
  • Hunched Bodies, Flushed Cheeks, Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA, Sep 2013
  • Confluence, Art and Soul, Seattle WA, Aug 2013 (solo)
  • Best of Gage, Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA, June 2013
  • Aristides Atelier Show, Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA, May 2013
  • Burien Arts Vision 20/20, Burien WA, Nov 2012
  • Unclad 2013, Stanwood WA, Oct 2012
  • Small Works, Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA, Oct 2012
  • Best of Gage, Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA June 2012
  • Tri-Atelier Exhibition, Studio 103, Seattle WA Jan 2012
  • Best of Gage, Steele Gallery, Seattle, WA. June 2011
  • From Shadow to Color, Rosen Gallery, Seattle WA May 2011
  • Gage Atelier Exhibition, Phinney Ridge Neighborhood Association, Seattle WA April 2011
  • Kang-O’Higgins Painting Atelier, Street Bean, Seattle, WA. July 2010
  • Best of Gage, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA. June 2010
  • From Pencil to Paint, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA. March 2010
  • Spitting Image, Rosen Gallery, Seattle, WA. February April 2010

Community Engagement

  • Featured Artist, Seattle ArtLovers, Kirkland Art Center, WA, Jan 2016
  • Painting Demo, Festival of Lights, Seattle Center, WA, Nov 2015
  • Echoes of a Lifetime, Wallingford Senior Center, Wallingford WA, Feb 2015
  • Atelier Curriculum, Presentation at CTE Advisory Meeting, Federal Way Public Schools, WA, Nov 2014
  • Portrait Artist, Festival of Lights, Seattle Center, WA, Nov 2014
  • En Plein Air, Sun Festival, Issaquah WA, Jun 2014


  • 2016 British Portrait Award 2016 from National Portrait Gallery, London: Semi-finalist
  • 2015 Individual Artist Project award from 4Culture, WA
  • 2015 smART Ventures Award, Office of Arts and Culture, Seattle
  • Featured Artist, Women In Art 2015 Invitational, VALA Eastside, Jan 2015
  • Best of Gage 2014: First Place, Figure Category
  • 2013 Seattle CoArts Scholarship Award, First Place
  • 2012 Individual Artist Project award from 4Culture
  • 2012 Seattle CoArts Scholarship Finalist
  • Manifest’s International Drawing Annual 2012: Finalist
  • Best of Gage 2011: Third Place, Still Life Category 


  • April 2015: Portraits Show ‘Echoes of a Lifetime’ by Valeria Koulikova, City Living Seattle Magazine

Art Education

  • 2010 – 2014: Aristides Classical Atelier with Juliette Aristides, Gage Academy of Art, WA
  • 2009 – 2010: Kang O’Higgins Drawing and Painting Atelier with Mark Kang O’Higgins, Gage Academy of Art, WA
  • 2009: Beginning Drawing with Ceclia Cooney Wickett, Bellevue Community College, WA
  • 2010 – 2014: Workshops with artists Jordan Sokol of Florence Academy, Italy, Michael Grimaldi of Janus Collaborative NY, Stephen Early of Studio Incamminati, Philadelphia, Quiang Huang, TX, Alan Carroll, NY and artists Eric Elliot, Michael Lane, Gary Faigin, Susan Bari-Price and Geoff Flack of Gage Academy of Art, Seattle