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Danea Fidler

Black Hawk, CO

Currently Open for Contract/ Freelance Work & Personal Commissions

Pet Commissions OPEN

Four eyed creatures, bird like mammals, and carnivorous monsters are found roaming the spectacular realms of Danea Fidler’s mind. She has a passion for the natural world, which she draws upon to design and create imaginary creatures and surreal domains. Danea always is on the lookout for new and wondrous concepts that help her bring these illusions to life.  Her worlds become a reality to her every time she picks up a pencil, pen, or paint brush and she hopes to give that same feeling to anyone who views her work. Dedicated, passionate, and hardworking are what Danea will always be when it comes to her artwork and she hopes that it shows.

Danea currently resides in Black Hawk, Colorado, but can often be found seeking inspirations in the wilds of the Rocky Mountains or deep into her extensive library. She has a Bachelors of Fine Art in Illustration from Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design, a Certificate in Creature Anatomy with Terryl Whitlatch from Schoolism, and currently collaborates with the Denver Illustration Salon and runs a zoo sketch group. She really tries to help other artists better their art by learning and understanding how animals move and act in the natural world, and will also do anything to help the animals that inspire her so.

Danea  also participates in various fantasy conventions and wildlife art shows throughout the country. Some conventions she exhibits at include Denver Comic Con, Salt Lake City Comic Con, MALcon, among many more.


  • Creature Design

  • Scientific Illustration

  • Fantasy & TTRPG Illustration

  • Concept Art

  • Animal Illustration

  • Wildlife Art

Link to Creature Design/ Animal Anatomy Book Recommendations from Denver Pop Culture Con Creature Design Workshops 2019

Updated Land Acknowledgement Coming Soon!

Current Land Acknowledgement:

I acknowledge with respect, that the land in the Colorado Rocky Mountains that my studio resides on is the traditional and ancestral land of the of the Arapaho, Cheyenne, and Ute nations and peoples with use of 48 other Native tribes. I recognize that Indigenous peoples are the original stewards of this land, water, plants, and relatives within. I acknowledge the painful history and ill treatment of Native peoples on this land and how much of a negative impact this history has caused. I honor and thank the Indigenous ancestors of this land.