And the fertile field will yield bountiful crops is a new painting by accomplished jazz vocalist Ashley Daneman. The original work is a 4′ x 4′ acrylic painting with vinyl lettering. Completed in January 2011, the piece is an artistic reaction to Isaiah 32:15.

till the Spirit is poured on us from on high,
and the desert becomes a fertile field,
and the fertile field seems like a forest.

-Isaiah 32:15 Read the verse in context.

We are delighted to feature this painting from Ms. Daneman. It is a rare treat considering her primary artistic output is music. Ashley Gonzalez Daneman is known as “a fine young jazz vocalist” (USA Today), and crafts her music with descriptive textures and rich harmonies, taking her listeners to autobiographical landscapes. Her lyrics, and her take on standards, reveal the coexistence of contrasting realities in life and relationships. “I hope people are quietly inspired by my music in some internal way,” says Ashley.

In 2003, she was noted for her creative arrangements and unique compositional style when selected as a Betty Carter Jazz Ahead resident at The Kennedy Center. She holds a master’s degree from Manhattan School of Music and has studied with Peter Eldridge, Kate McGarry, and Theo Bleckmann. She now lives in Kalamazoo, Michigan.

Read more of her biography and listen to her music at www.ashleygonzalezmusic.com

This work is copyright by Ashley Gonzalez Daneman. Contact for permission.

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