Before meeting Danni, I probably wouldn't have thought to look for a signature on a portrait, or inquire about who put it there. Talking to her made me realize that there are two people present in her portraits: the subject, and the artist -- who has thoughts and opinions and a point of view that informs her take on a person. Take a look at Danni's website, dannidawson.com, to see a photo of Sandra Day O'Connor's Supreme Court portrait. To hear her describe it, it's one of her favorite paintings.

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