Soft Candy: The Girls of Danni Shinya Luo


This new collection explores shifting perspectives of beauty, attraction, lust and decency presented through alluring and decandent images of the female figure.

Watercolor, ink and graphite give rise to Luo’s vision of sexuality, innocence and whimsy. Visions of nymphs in a myriad of suggestive contexts are divided into five distinct chapters, each acknowledging a different aspect of sensuality as expressed through food frailty, fetish, fauna and fantasy.


Erotic and always tasteful, Danni Shinya Luo’s art is whimsically feminine; her watercolor paintings are meditations on the female figure. The colors are fresh and luscious, her line work fluid and organic, and her composition engaging and impactful. Turning the pages of this dainty 7″ x 7″ art volume is like stealing glances into a beautiful young woman’s salon — the voyeuristic reward of forbidden access.

About the Author

Danni Shinya Luo is originally from Shanghai, China. She moved to California in 1995 where she fell in love with art in grade school. After a few years of private study (and an apprenticeship with and old Chinese watercolor master Ding Ha), she was accepted into Art Center College of Design in Pasadena. She majored in illustration and graduated with honors in 2006 beginning her career as a full time artist. Shinya has assisted artists Gary Baseman and Karl Handael, and exhibited in galleries throughout North America.

Soft Candy
by Danni Shinya Luo

Hardcover · Color and b&w · 200 pages · 7 x 7 · $24.95
isbn: 978-0-86719-762-4

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