Danusia was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and moved to Southern California when she was 10. After studying Fine Arts at the University of California Santa Barbara she started her own clothing manufacturing company and opened 2 women's clothing stores which she ran and operated for 10 years. Although she loved the retail and manufacturing businesses her real love and talents were always in design and fine art. She then started her business designing stationery, illustrating children's books and painting for private clients.
Currently Danusia still lives in Southern California with her husband. When she isn't painting she can be found at the beach or hiking in the hills.