Dani Schmidt is a queer illustrator, printmaker and mixed media artist based out of Subterranean Studios in Contoocook, NH. They live with their partner Bran, two rescue dogs Mona and Atticus, 3 guinea pigs and soon-to-be baby Dara! During their free time you can find them playing video games, digging in the garden, or going for long walks to forage for ink making supplies.
In their artwork, they have a heavy focus on organic life and nature as a consistent theme that is explored. They mainly work with ink and watercolors but they are always trying to incorporate mixed media into their process. Digital and physical collaging has been an important part of their process in the past 2 years, as well as telling a narrative with their visual work. They devote much time to their personal projects such as illustrations for books, fine art paintings, printmaking projects, as well as attending school full time as a BFA student at The Institute of Art and Design at New England Collage in Manchester, NH. They graduate from the BFA program in May 2021. Their goal is to use their art as a function of storytelling; as one of the most time honored and important traditions of humanity.