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Today we’d like to introduce you to Danvy Pham.

Danvy, we’d love to hear your story and how you got to where you are today both personally and as an artist.
I am a self-taught painter. My artistry was a mere accidental discovery. Growing up I wasn’t encouraged to be creative nor had any idea I was artistic. My experimentation with art wasn’t explored seriously until my early thirties. I was studying acting and voice with an incredibly wise woman named Laura Heart who I had guessed was in her nineties (an old school Hollywood acting teacher who once studied with Josephine Dillion/Clark Gable’s wife.) She was the one who ignited the painter in me. In her efforts to deepen my acting and expand my artistry; she inspired me to ignite my creative powers. Laura saw glimpses of freedom in my painting that exuded intensity, sensuality, vulnerability, sexuality, playfulness and all the emotions that she has been trying to excavate from me for my acting. From there, the birth of my painting style began. In the years to come I started painting more and more. At the same time, I began to practice Kundalini Yoga and delving into the world of spiritual discovery. I found that my painting and spiritual interest intersected. Til this day, I am eternally grateful for this discovery; not only did I find art, but I found my voice. I feel tremendously blessed.

We’d love to hear more about your art. What do you do you do and why and what do you hope others will take away from your work?
I have a deep reverence for learning about the blend between our spiritual journey and human psychological behaviors. It fascinates me, where we come from, how we were conceived, the traumas we hold, the way we were raised and how all that in combination affects our relationship with others. I find that my path to evolving as a person is best expressed in my art. The process allows me to understand myself, have compassion in others and grow. I enjoy observing the world and people around me. I thoroughly gravitate towards pushing the boundaries of comfort to find my truths. The thrill of the search as well as going deep and allowing my heart to open is my purpose. I am grateful art has been the medium for me to communicate and express myself. I hope my art encourages people to pursue their hidden talents and peel the layers of themselves delving into more authentic realms.

What do you think it takes to be successful as an artist?
Success is an inside quest. I am learning that my path is more defined each day by how deep I go within myself to create art. I find less of a need to be seek outside sources for validation. It’s a truly beautiful place to arrive to, but certainly not an easy one. I enjoy being solitary and relish in silence. In these quiet moments, I find my creative flow. Making art that is truthful to my journey, my reflections, inspirations and daily emotional experiences is everything to me. Art has allowed me the time and space to raise my daughter consciously and also be a creative working woman.

Do you have any events or exhibitions coming up? Where would one go to see more of your work? How can people support you and your artwork?
I am having an art show at the boutique hotel Petit Ermitage in the late fall of 2018 closer to November. It’s a wonderful eccentric space and known to others as Cirque Gitane. My work is available this summer at the Gjusta Goods Malibu Pop-up. In addition, I connect with clients on Instagram and my website. People either request commission portraits, purchase original paintings or buy prints.

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Photo please credit @mmonroejohnson on Instagram.

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