I’m Danny Babineaux and an acrylic painter of Pets. I currently live and operates my studio in the Hill Country on the outskirts of Austin, Texas. For over three decades I have painted in several other genres, but now Pet Paintings bring me and my customers lots of joy.
I began creating art at a young age, as a self taught artist in southern Louisiana where I was born and raised. In 1983, I moved to Los Angeles, discovered art stores for the first time and began taking painting seriously. In 2001 I moved to Miami, Florida where I had the opportunity to get an art degree at Miami- Dade College and began doing art full-time.
In 2010 I moved to the Hill Country near Austin, Texas and I am still there today
Over the last 15 years I have developed a growing clientele of Happy Pet Owners who Love their fur babies!
Danny's Artwork can be found in personal collections all over the world..
Some countries include Australia, Brazil, Canada, Columbia, Costa Rica, Croatia, England, Finland, France, Germany, Japan, The Netherlands, New Zealand, Spain, Switzerland, United States, Venezuela and Ireland.
Before Pet Paintings
Awards, Exhibitions & Contributions
Danny has received recognition for his artwork in many group shows, as well as in online art competitions and in print.
At left is Citrus Blue , awarded 1st Place at a Broward Art Guild juried show.
On the right, Traditions was a semi-finalist and was published in American Artist Magazine for their 70th Anniversary Contest issue.
Gold Circle Award
Orange Torso won the individual Gold Circle Award capturing 1st Place in Illustration at Columbia University in New York at the annual Columbia Scholastic Press Association Awards.
The oil painting appeared in Miambiance, Miami-Dade College's annual art book, which also received the Silver Crown Award...the top honor for outstanding art publication, out of 1,238 national collegiate art book submissions.
Recognition in Figures, Portraits, Landscape and Still Life
Danny enjoyed the process of learning new techniques and styles over the years. Still life, figures and architectural paintings were the training ground for the animal paintings that he now loves creating.
At left you can see some of his paintings that received acknowledgment over the years of painting.
Notice his technique of using squares and crosshatching developing in some of these artworks.
Exhibitions and Art Shows
Danny was a regular exhibitor at many galleries, benefits and showcases in south Florida where he began to flourish as an artist.
Martin/Pat Fine Art Center
Art Expressions Gallery
Art Florida Exhibition
Miami-Dade Campus Gallery
Broward Art Guild
Art Expressions Gallery
Kosh Art Exhibitions
Parker Playhouse Fine Art Gallery
WLRN Parrot Jungle
NOAPS (National Oil & Acrylic Painting Society
Light, Space & Time Gallery
"Switzerland" and "Cobalt Vase" on display
Donating artwork to worthy causes has always been a part of Danny's art career since the beginning. He has offered his artworks to silent auctions, benefits, and has given portions of his art sales to respected organizations.
WLRN - Public Television and Radio
Danny created and donated 5 paintings of the Miami Landscape to honor 5 dignitaries who make a difference in Public Television and NPR (National Public Radio.) The event took place at the 9th Annual WLRN True Friends Breakfast in Miami Beach.
Center: Danny and Robert Siegel, Keynote Speaker and Host of NPR's top rated radio program All Things Considered.
Left: Kauffman, Rossin and Co. Florida's largest CPA firm, working in over two-dozen countries. Jim Morin, two time Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist for The Miami Herald.
Right: Lucille Friedson, Philanthropist in the Arts, including Boston Symphony Orchestra, Concert Association of Florida. Charlie Cinnamon, Outstanding Achievements in the Arts. Honored with Man of the Year by City of Miami Beach. A consultant to New World School of the Arts. First to have footprints in Jackie Gleason Theatre's Walk of Fame.
Kathy Griffin Donation
Danny painted a portrait of Kathy Griffin, the Grammy and Emmy Award winning comedian from My Life on the D-List. Kathy accepted the painting, signed it with "I have a Big Face," and donated it to an AIDS Charity Auction in honor of Doug Blasdell of the hit TV show Workout. At the Hollywood event, Derek, the highest bidder received the artwork and sent a gracious Thank You to Danny, saying that Kathy was his favorite star.
Other Artworks donated to:
American Cancer Society - Los Angeles
Komen Race for the Cure - Breast Cancer - Miami, FL
Gay & Lesbian Task Force - Miami, FL
Paul Kirby Fund - AIDS Services -Austin, TX