Color, light + messy joy.



Carolyn Joe Daniel

Carolyn grew up in Dallas where her love for whimsical illustration began as a child. She earned a BA in Studio Art and Art History at Wake Forest University and was fortunate to experience art while traveling and working abroad as a curatorial assistant in galleries in Sydney, Australia. Painting has been a wonderful 20+ year long ribbon of color, tying together many of her memories.

Today she enjoys creating commissioned works for residential and commercial spaces while collaborating with designers and retailers. She is represented by Maestri Gallery in Dallas’ Deep Ellum. Her work has been adapted to fashion for Rosie + Belle, Roma rain boots, athleisure leggings, and home decor textiles, including custom wallcovering via Look Walls for commercial and residential use. Carolyn was recently commissioned to develop brand assets used in marketing for Bertolli's new US line of organic Carapelli olive oil campaign, The Art of the Olive.

Carolyn paints in her home studio, alongside two mini muses /budding artists. She enjoys giving back to many wonderful causes including Dwell with Dignity, LECPTA and DISD schools, Texas 4000 for Cancer, West Dallas Community School, Scottish Rite’s Summer Colors, and Junior League of Dallas.

I’m happy to have a small space & a few quiet hours late at night to create. I love pouring layers of paint that take weeks to dry. It’s life-giving and brings me joy.

Commission Process

An original work of art can be a meaningful way to personalize a space and celebrate a season on canvas. Carolyn enjoys collaborating with collectors and often creates custom commissions for homes and offices. 

commission form


First, please fill out our custom commission form in as much detail as possible, so Carolyn can better understand what style, color and size artwork you are looking for.


initial Meeting

In the initial consultation, Carolyn will hear your ideas and expectations, look at the space and any coordinating decor/fabrics, and will discuss color, composition, pricing, timeline and delivery.


Artwork preview

Carolyn invites her collectors to be as much a part of the creation process as they'd like, initially meeting and then previewing her artwork near completion for feedback. She is happy to assess and make changes at any time along the way, and is grateful for the opportunity to work with clients to bring to life their co-created vision. 


Deliver Artwork

Delivery and installation, happy day!



Scroll below to see who Carolyn has worked with.

Ashley Bell Interiors, Dallas
Avenue I Events, Corpus Christis, invitation + web design
Bee Street Studio, Dallas
Better Homes and Gardens
Bertolli / Carapelli Organic Olive Oil "Art of the Olive"
Contemporary ATX 5x7 annual Art Splurge
CultureMap, Dallas
Dwell with Dignity, Dallas
EJ Interiors, Dallas
IF Gathering / IF Equip Theology of Beauty video series
IO Metro, Spring 2015, Fall 2015
LECPTA, Dallas
Lizza Conner's Salamander Summer 2017
Look Walls, custom wallcovering
Markay Gallery, Marietta, Georgia
RA+G Gallery, Dallas Design District
Real School Gardens Mural design + garden installation
Roma Boots, rain boot design for women + children
Rosie + Belle
Texas4000, Austin
TicketLeap, Philadelphia
The Village Exchange, Knoxville