Being outdoors, with the sun on my back and the wind in my face, creatively capturing a moment in time — painting the landscape — this is how I find my balance in our chaotic world. Maintaining the harmony that exists in nature, I push the border of realism, by using a palette of contemporary colors, allowing me to share with the viewer the utter joy I am experiencing, as I document my place in time, and the disappearing landscape. Having worked in the commercial art field for 17 years while creating my own art in my spare time, I left advertising to pursue my passion. I started as a Plein Air landscape painter. I love being outdoors , and find my place in time when I am surrounded by nature.
Eight years ago I started exploring mediums, and liked the process of using wax with my pigments. My first pieces were landscapes The technique was exciting especially when I allowed the image to take on a new life as I heated the surface. My encaustic pieces evolve each year, and I embrace the outcome. This process continues to challenge and excite me, as I reach new dimensions and embrace the outcome. I feel I tend to reflect more of who I am as a person and my place in this world with my new pieces, and look forward to my exploration.
Donna has been a Lemon Street Gallery member since February 2020.