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Danielle Eubank

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Danielle Eubank
Eubank painting in her studio
BornAugust 31, 1968 (1968-08-31) (age 55)
Northern California
EducationUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Occupation(s)Oil painter, expedition artist
Known forPainting, waterscapes, seascapes, One Artist Five Oceans, expedition art
Notable workMozambique IX, Arctic XI, Arctic X, Isle of Mull, Phoenicia Reflection III, South Africa
AwardsPollock-Krasner Foundation Grant

Danielle Eubank is an American oil painter and expedition artist with a studio in Los Angeles, known for her paintings of bodies of water, as well as One Artist Five Oceans,[1] in which she sailed and painted all of the world's oceans to raise awareness about climate change.[2] All her artwork is done in an environmentally responsible manner, with high quality environmentally friendly materials.[3] She was a recipient of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant in 2014–2015.[4]

As an Expedition Artist, Eubank has participated in the Phoenician Ship Expedition, The Borobudur Ship Expedition, an expedition to the High Arctic,[5] and an expedition to Antarctica.[6]

Eubank was commissioned by Standard Chartered Bank to produce a portrait for their London headquarters. The painting was part of an international traveling show before it was displayed in the London office. Eubank also painted the portrait of General Sir Peter de la Billère that hangs in the London Naval and Military Club.[7]

Eubank worked as a designer in the early days of interactivity. She was an interactive designer for pioneers in the interactive field including the Voyager Company, Robert Abel and Associates, Microsoft, and the BBC Multimedia Centre.[8]

Eubank holds a Master of Fine Arts from the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)[4] and is married to composer Fletcher Beasley.[9]



The Borobudur Ship Expedition (2003-2004)


Danielle was the Expedition Artist with The UNESCO approved Borobudur Ship Expedition, an international expedition originally conceived by Briton Philip Beale[10] and launched by the President of Indonesia on August 15, 2003. The ship sailed from Indonesia to Seychelles,[11] Madagascar, South Africa, and the expedition culminated in Ghana. The ship, a replica of an 8th-century trading vessel based on carvings found on the Borobudur temple, travelled a total of 10,000 miles, the expedition ended on February 23, 2004.[12] During the expedition, Eubank produced over 100 paintings and photographs, which were presented as a solo exhibition in central London. In addition to her role as Expedition Artist, she was the official advance liaison with legations in each country including the legations for Indonesia, the United Kingdom, the United States, and the countries visited.[12]

Bali (2005)


In 2005, a group of five patrons sent Eubank to the island of Bali to create a series of 20 paintings.[13] She was based in Ubud, for 3 months.

Danielle Eubank on stage

The Phoenician Ship Expedition (2008-2010)


Eubank was an expedition artist and crew member on the Phoenician Ship Expedition,[11] a re-creation of 600 BCE Phoenician vessel that sailed 20,000 miles over 2 years, the second of Eubank's expeditions with Philip Beale. The Phoenician Ship Expedition departed from Arwad, Syria in August 2008, sailed through the Suez Canal, around the Horn of Africa and down the east coast. The voyage continued up the west coast of Africa, through the Straights of Gibraltar and across the Mediterranean, returning to Syria in November 2010. Eubank's experience on the ship has been covered by publications such as the Los Angeles Times, LA Weekly and UCLA Magazine.[14] Thompson's Gallery in central London hosted Eubank's 2011 solo show as an expedition artist.[12]

The Arctic Circle (2014)


In 2014, Eubank joined The Arctic Circle, an expeditionary program that puts artists and scientists together to explore the High Arctic. Eubank was one of 27 artists and scientists on board the Antigua, a three-masted barquentine tall ship. The ship sailed through the international territory of Svalbard, an arctic archipelago north of Norway.[15] Eubank sailed only 10 degrees latitude from the North Pole, documenting climate change and its effects on the ocean.

The Southern Ocean (2019)


Eubank sailed from Ushuaia, Argentina, across the Drake Passage, and as far south as Detaille Island, which took her across the Antarctic Circle. Eubank crossed the Neumayer Channel and Gerlache Straight, arriving at Melchior Islands, crossing the Drake Passage for a second time, and returning to Ushuaia. Eubank's expedition to the Antarctic Circle ended her 20-year quest to paint all the world's oceans.[16]

Oil on linen paintings of Antarctica by Danielle Eubank

One Artist Five Oceans (2001-2021)


One Artist Five Oceans was a 20-year project in which Eubank sailed and painted the waters of every ocean on Earth to raise awareness about climate change. Her paintings of water led to an invitation to serve as the expedition artist on the Borobudur Ship Expedition in 2004, which sailed from Indonesia to Ghana. The success of these paintings led her to paint the other oceans of the worlds, next circumnavigating Africa on a replica of a 2,500 year old Phoenician ship.[2] She sailed and painted the High Arctic and travelled to the northernmost settlement on earth. One Artist Five Oceans ended with a 2019 Antarctic expedition to paint the Southern Ocean.[17] Eubank sailed over 30,000 miles, painting more than 200 bodies of water across 22 countries.[18]



Grants and awards


WCA/United Nations Program Honor Roll Award, NY USA (2019)

The Human Impacts Institute 2018 Creative Climate Awards Nomination, NY USA

Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant,[20] Pollock-Krasner Foundation, New York, NY USA (2014)

Notable exhibitions


In the media



  1. ^ Sayej, Nadja. "'It's something very precious': painting oceans to showcase climate change". The Guardian.
  2. ^ a b "Danielle Eubank Art | One Artist Five Oceans". danielleeubankart. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  3. ^ a b "Danielle Eubank Art | Biography". danielleeubankart. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  4. ^ a b Dambrot, Shana Nys (2018-11-19). "Meet an Artist Monday: Danielle Eubank". L.A. Weekly. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  5. ^ Scarborough, James (October 16, 2014). "A Conversation with Danielle Eubank, Expedition Artist, On Her Upcoming Trip to the Arctic Circle". Huffington Post. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  6. ^ Funes, Yessenia (January 25, 2019). "These Abstract Paintings of Earth's Oceans Are Spellbinding". Gizmodo. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  7. ^ "The Times & The Sunday Times". www.thetimes.co.uk. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  8. ^ "Electric Ladyland". Design Week. March 7, 1997.
  9. ^ Scarborough, James (2014-08-17). "A Conversation with Danielle Eubank, Expedition Artist, On Her Upcoming Trip to the Arctic Circle". Huffington Post. Retrieved 2019-03-04.
  10. ^ Naʻalehu Anthony (September 25, 2015). "The Borobudur Temple Ship: Bringing a Memory Back to Life". National Geographic. Archived from the original on November 30, 2015. Retrieved 3 November 2015.
  11. ^ a b "Wilderness Mind: Dissolving Duality - Danielle Eubank". wildernessmind.org. Retrieved 2019-01-08.
  12. ^ a b c "Danielle Eubank Art | Expeditions". danielleeubankart. Retrieved 2021-01-06.
  13. ^ "SLATE Artist Danielle Eubank". SLATE Art. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  14. ^ "Art and Ancient Mariners". UCLA Magazine. Retrieved 2020-11-18.
  15. ^ Scarborough, James (2015-01-13). "Danielle Eubank's Arctic Circle Expedition, Part Two". HuffPost. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  16. ^ "Danielle Eubank Art | Southern Ocean". danielleeubankart. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  17. ^ "One Artists Five Oceans". Installation Magazine. Retrieved 2020-11-26.
  18. ^ ArtQuench (2018-11-29). "ArtQuench Featured Artist Danielle Eubank One Artist Five Oceans". Be Inspired! ...and Get ArtQuenched!. Retrieved 2021-01-12.
  19. ^ The Times, May 18, 2007.
  20. ^ "The Pollock-Krasner Foundation, Inc. announces 116 grants totaling $2,163,000 to visual artists internationally in fiscal year 2013-2014". Pollock-Krasner Foundation. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  21. ^ Leonardo, Kathy. "Expedition artist Danielle Eubank was celebrated at a special reception". LA Art Party. Retrieved 15 January 2021.
  22. ^ England, Mica (July 9, 2019). "Across the Sea: An Interview with Danielle Eubank". Retrieved 15 January 2021.