"For the painter, there is no place like a well-lit studio with windows that let the sky in—where light washes away the worries of the world outside and vibrates in color."

Dani Knoph Davis is a wildlife artist and art teacher based in Northern Michigan. She launched Dani Knoph Wildlife Studio in 2017. Archival prints of her wildlife illustrations can be found at specialty shops and galleries. Dani received a Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from the University of Michigan and studied painting at the Glasgow School of Art


Dani’s work begins with a Michigan wildlife species and a sheet of watercolor paper. She works with small round brushes to layer transparent watercolor washes. Limited edition archival prints are available of each species.


Making It: 3 Wildly Creative Northern Michigan Illustrators, written by Molly Korroch