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dannys story


"Hi, hello and welcome! 

Who am I? 

I ask that myself  sometimes too. :)

My name is Danny Selva and I´m 33 years old.

I am a self taught freelance artist.

I was born in Germany and I live in the State of North Rhine-Westphalia (Germany).

My mom is a German and my dad is of Sri Lankan descent.

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember.

As a child, i drew almost every day.

In elementary school, I often took part in painting competitions

and won many prizes.

After my graduation from high school I studied theology

and eventually a teaching degree for primary level with the subjects mathematics,

German and religious teaching.

After my studies I decided to become an artist."

danny the artist

 danny der

the vision

"Though drawing has always been my favorite hobby in my childhood I lost my interest and dedication for it during my time at high school.

After a serious illness during my studies at university

I have rediscovered the love for painting and drawing.


For me it is a miracle that I can paint again.

Through my illness I was able to experience

that I am infinitely weak as a person.

Without God I am nothing.

He is perfect and loves me for who I am.

My artistic discipline

is a mix of realism and surrealism. 

I love to compose my paintings and drawings. When I´m absorbed in thoughts images arise in my head. So then I do a sketch of that image I have in my mind. 

Sketching gives me the possibility to change certain aspects or to add something to the actual painting."



"My artistic discipline

is a mix of realism and surrealism. 

For me it´s definitely a blessing being able to express my feelings, thoughts and ideas through art. 

Having the talent of drawing and painting is a gift from God, which I don´t take for granted.


I would describe myself not only as an artist but also as a visual storyteller.


My dream is to become a full time artist and to inspire people by my art."

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“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.”

- Pablo Picasso

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