Inspired by the both the past and current world around him, the works of artist Danny Broadway portray movement, light and emotion in colorful images of people, nature and activities. With a love of experimentation, he uses different types of mediums and imagery to transform an image in his mind to a work that connects with the viewer’s soul. In addition to his own inspired paintings and drawings, Danny’s commissions have found homes in a variety of corporate and individual settings.Danny was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and grew up commuting between there and Memphis, Tennessee. Some of Danny’s earliest memories are of drawing not only on paper, but on furniture and clothes; a practice which did not go over well with his mother and grandmother. It wasn’t until the seventh grade, when his art teacher pulled him aside and told him he had artistic talent that Danny had the idea he could actually make art.
His interest in art continued to grow throughout high school, and Danny cites his high school art teacher, Miss Poole as a big influence in his decision to pursue art. Memphis became his home after graduating from high school in North Little Rock, where Danny attended the University of Memphis, completing his degree in Fine Arts.
After graduation, he began exhibiting his work in a gallery on Memphis’s famous Beale Street; dovetailing musical themes and the iconic location’s history expressed in vibrant colored paintings.
Memphis remained his home while working to establish himself as an artist, and Danny began teaching high school art classes. He was also called on to create commissioned work for organizations such as FedEx, St. Jude and the University of Memphis.
Painting continues to be a passion of Danny Broadway. Residing in Memphis, he spends time sharing his knowledge and love for painting with local high school students studying art. Community charitable organizations are also a focus of Danny’s which he supports through his artistic talents.