Hello! My name is Danika Lara, and I am a North County San Diego born and raised native who loves music of all sorts, dogs of every breed, and I have a passion for art. I have been an artist for as long as I can remember; ever since my oldest brother shared his watercolors with me as my 5th birthday gift. My favorite subject to paint is any sort of portrait (realistic or abstract), my favorite media are acrylic and oil paints, and my favorite artist is Rembrandt. My passion for creating art and sharing it with people has taken me all over the country from working with my local schools in my youth, the Del Mar Fair, and even the Vans Custom Culture Contest in 2015 where I won $75,000 with a local team of artists in New York for four pairs of original Vans shoes we created. However, I have now been honored with the greatest opportunity to create sociable art events here in my hometown, and I couldn’t be happier. I’d love to host an event for you, and if you’re visiting San Diego for the first time, please let me know cause I’ll be more than happy to share all my favorite restaurants and sights to visit during your stay here. Cheers!