Happy D. is an oil painter specializing in portraits of ethereal maidens in surreal worlds. Her beautiful yet lonely characters are able to find a sense of belonging in an otherwise strange and eerie universe. This is a universe without the rules of logic or physics, where any idea or desire can manifest itself into poetic visuals. Happy’s art is meant to transplant the viewer into that same mind space of wonder and possibility. Her work has been sold in galleries and private collections around the world. Her clients and partners include Gamblin Artist Colors, Royal and Langnickel Brush, and Pinterest. Happy D. currently paints from Oakland, CA in a studio shared with two feline assistants.
“In the beginning, I was frustrated with not having a distinct style because I played it safe. I was just focusing on subjects that made the painting process enjoyable, subjects that were widely accepted and embraced by all demographics — beautiful women in beautiful settings. Later, as I began to evolve, I grew bored of only portraying “beauty” as a broad generality, and started testing my limits by adding elements of darkness and intrigue. My girls grew in congruence with my confidence, and eventually became highly spiritual, enigmatic beings.” – Happy D. (winterskinrose)