Donna became interested in art when she moved from Ontario to Vancouver in 1997. With a keen interest to develop her skills and with her belief that creating art is a life long journey of learning, she continues to participate in courses and workshops to advance her growth as an artist. Donna had initially started painting in watercolour but is currently working primarily in pastel and acrylic. Everyday life is the inspiration for her paintings with a focus on people and their surroundings. She is currently working on a series of "Life in Paris".
Donna is a member of the Garibaldi Art Club and is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists. She has participated in several juried shows and has received recognition for her work.
Initially, I like to compose my work through the lens of the camera, looking for interesting patterns of shape and value. The play of light and shadow on the subject is what excites me the most and is almost always the key consideration when developing an idea into a painting.
Pastel Artists of Canada (PAC), 26th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, 2017
Garibaldi Art Club Fall Show 2016
Garibaldi Art Annual Juried Show, 2016
Garibaldi Art Club Fall Show, 2015
Maple Ridge Art Gallery, "Ensemble" Open Juried Show, 2015
Pastel Artists Canada (PAC), 24th Annual Open Juried Exhibition, 2015
Garibaldi Art Club Annual Juried Show, 2014
Garibaldi Art Club Fall Show, 2014
Garibaldi Art Club Annual Juried Show, 2013
Garibaldi Art Club Fall Show, 2012
Garibaldi Art Club Annual Juried Show, 2016, Best of Show
Garibaldi Art Club Annual Juried Show, 2014, Honorable Mention
Garibaldi Art Club Annual Juried Show, 2013, Honorable Mention