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 initially started painting in watercolour and is currently working primarily in pastel and oil. Everyday life is the inspiration for her paintings, with a focus on people in their surroundings.
Donna is an active member of the Federation of Canadian Artists, a member of the Fort Langley Artist’s Group and past member of the Garibaldi Art Club. 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.