Tinny, by artist Danni Emery, happily combines three of her favourite obsessions; antique tins, miniature train figures and painstakingly small painting. She creates her own whimsical scenes, as well as taking commissions; recreating memories for special gifts such as anniversaries, birthdays, weddings, new houses and favourite ski runs.
Danni, a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art in London, moved to Sydney from London 4 years ago and Tinny was born about 6 months later, following a visit to the tin-heaven that is Camberwell Market in Melbourne. Since then she has exhibited her tiny creations in several group shows in Sydney. She has also contibuted to group
shows in Newcastle and Natimuk and has Tinnys on permenant display for sale at The Makery and Winkel Gallery, Sydney.
From Sydney, Danni travelled to New Zealand and became utterly entranced with the dramatic landscape. Travelling with a portable studio, she set about capturing the places she visited in miniature form inside tins she picked up at markets and antique stores along the way.
She now works from her studio in Brighton creating pieces inspired by the landscape around her and traveling.