I am a self taught artist. I love to travel, road trip is my favorite phrase. Hitting the road with my camera and canvas and paints is a joy for me. All of my art is done plein air or by referencing my own personal photo's that I have taken on my many trips. In the past I have been a pencil artist, but a few years ago I discovered scratchboard art and I really love it. I love high contrast and with scratchboard I can finally get the deep blacks that I have always wanted. I am currently adding color to my pieces by using Inktense Colored Pencils and adding additional textures by using different tools for my scratches. It has been fun. During the spring of 2019 I discovered the wonderful world of plein air and painting with others. Since I live in Iowa getting outside with others and doing what I enjoy is important to me.
I am married with two grown kids. I reached the empty nest years and I'm loving the fact that I can spend hours in my art room and not worry about what the kids are doing. They are both on their own and I am proud of them.
Art has always been in my life and it brings me joy. I hope it brings you joy too.
Best of Life to You ...... Danna Fruetel
Signature member and treasurer (2016-current) of The International Society of Scratchboard Artists ( scratchboardsociety.org )
President - Iowa Artists (2022-2024)