Leda Daniel is a full time artist based in Auckland, New Zealand.
Her artistic career spans over 30 years, with her art primarily selling to private and commercial collectors from overseas, including in the USA, Israel, UK, Australia, Russia, New Zealand and her home country of Argentina.
Born in Argentina, she graduated from the University of Fine Arts of La Plata, Buenos Aires. In 1990 she migrated to New Zealand to live with her Kiwi husband where they raised their three children on a farm northwest of Auckland.
The main inspiration of her work has always been her fascination with the wonders of nature.
Her art has transitioned over the years from realistic portraits and landscapes to more abstract pieces. About 6 years ago, she discovered fluid art and resin and her world changed forever. "I love the versatility of this media, because it allows me to add many different objects to my art and of course, I can embed glitter which is my favourite colour", she says.
It has been her primary type of artwork since and has proved to be very popular with her audience, with most of her pieces sold within a few days of being posted to social media.
Her pieces are breathtaking, colourful and full of joy. Using genuine crystals such as crystal quartz, amethyst, spirit quartz, citrine, pearls and also shells found on her walks to the beach, her crystal artworks are harmonic and peaceful and certainly will spark conversations within the audience. She also enjoys recycling her old bits of resin into new works.
She has participated in numerous group and solo exhibitions over the years as well as receiving several accolades for her work.
Her work can be viewed on her website and social media accounts, linked below.
Her artwork is held in collections around the world, from New York to Israel, UK, Australia, Argentina and her new home New Zealand. She enjoys doing commissioned work because it gives her the opportunity to create something special and unique for her clients.