Daniëlla Hulme is a self-taught full-time, established artist represented by various dealer galleries throughout NZ. She has been exhibiting since 1998 throughout NZ, USA and Rarotonga as well as at the 2013 Beijing Art Fair.
Her work is inspired by and is a combination of her own Dutch heritage and her husband’s Samoan culture. She is known for her large, vibrant, delineated, stylized oil paintings of Pacific Island women.
Over the years Daniëlla has also created large series/ bodies of work with themes of Pacific navigation, flora and fauna, bi-culturalism, urbanisation of Pacific culture in NZ and the idyllic settings of the Pacific.
Her work is collected by many corporates and diplomats, including the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, the New Zealand Embassy in Den Hague and the NZ ambassador to the US Rt HON Mike Moore. Governor- General Anand Satyanand commissioned Daniëlla to create a large triptych to be given as a gift from NZ to the Tokelau Islands in 2007. She also designed the official Xmas card for Government House in 2008 and 2009.
Her works have been featured in Disney movie “Johnny Kapahala” and many publications over the years such as books, art calendars, magazines, diaries, corporate calendars.
She has been a finalist in many art awards in NZ and won three International Art Awards for her figurative work.
International Art Awards:
January 2011: “Excellence in the arts” in the Palm Art Awards, Leipzig, Germany.
September 2011: Finalist in the Emerging Artists discovery prize, hosted by Show artists, Santa Fe.
October 2011: Silver award winner in the “Art Curated Prize September Classic” hosted by Show artists, Santa Fe.
Daniella’s work is featured in two NZ art books:
2009 “NZ Favourite Artists” volume 1 by the late Denis Robinson.
2011 “Artists impressions of NZ” by the late Denis Robinson.
She is also featured in 2 International art books:
2012 “International contemporary artists” volume 3, I.C.A publishing, NY.
2012-2013 “Who’s who in Visual art” by Art Domain Whois Verlag, Germany.