|Lotus - Refinement of Life|
I bought one of her cards and am thrilled she's decided to write a piece for my blog. I think her work is fantastic and I'm sure you'll love it too...
|Magical Mystery Tour 3|
In Donna's words ~
I live in Australia's tropical Queensland, and love to paint the natural environment. Not long after we arrived to this area, I was walking through the rainforest and realised that this was what I wanted to paint and share with other people.
|Lotus on Lace|
The challenge came when I sat down in my art studio at home to paint. Looking at the photos I had taken I realised I didn't want to paint an all green rainforest. I needed to take a different approach, I needed to capture how this subject made me feel.
|Rainforest Habitat 4|
When walking through a rainforest I feel so happy especially when my family is nearby. So if it makes me feel happy, I have to paint in happy colours. The colours I choose are very bright and include warm yellows, oranges, reds for the curtain fig trees and cool blues to Indigo for the background. I also love to use handmade papers to paint and draw on and collage them onto my larger paintings.
Last year for my solo exhibition I had mainly painted the lotus flower, waterlilies and curtain fig trees. Lotus flowers represent how I want my life to be, happy, joyous and always growing. I also do art journals with my photos of what I'm going to paint, tests of the different paintings that I will do and quotes that I write on some of my paintings.
This year I will be painting silk scarves and do a new series of paintings for linen, cushions, and diaries.
|Dance of the Lilly|
|The Curtains Cave 1|
|Magical Mystery Tour 2|
|Curtains Cave 2|
Also I have collected different papers from Italy and the United States and would like to do more painting with these beautiful papers.
|Streets of Rome 2|
|Having a Break - Venice|
~ inspiring and beautiful ~