ART N SOUL
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Donna is a Canadian artist from the Greater Sudbury region of Northern Ontario.
During the early 1980’s Donna moved to BC then returned in 1985 to settle with her family in Sault Ste Marie Ontario.
Today her home is located in Southern Ontario just north of Toronto.
Throughout her life art has been a passion. She began painting at first in oils and then in her twenties she took a weekend watercolour workshop with Graham Scholes and everything changed. The unpredictability and challenge of watercolour captivated her interest and desire to explore the medium.
During the 1970's Donna began teaching elementary school and earned her B.A. and B. Ed including a Visual Arts Specialist along the way.
Family and career were foremost for many years and it wasn’t until another workshop in 2004 with artist Helga Flower which rekindled her desire to enter the art world once again.
Donna entered local art shows and juried art exhibitions. Her paintings won several awards over the years and many of her paintings are displayed in homes around the world.
While living in Sault Ste Marie Donna was an active member of the Algoma Art Society. She served as its president for two years, and was also a member of her home town art club in Onaping Falls.
She is currently a member of the Barrie Art Club and participates in local art studio tours and exhibitions.
Donna has pursued new creative challenges
and techniques by taking workshops by many
well-known artists throughout her career .
The playful and creative nature of the variety of
media used in these workshops has provided
her new and exciting challenges. Abstract
art and abstract realism are genres which are
now part of her creative direction.
She loves the freedom of expression and the
challenges that come with it.
2022 2nd place Mixed Media, La Cloche Art Juried Art Show,Whitefish Falls, On
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club May monthly member's show
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club April monthly member's show
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club March monthly member's show
2021 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club September monthly member's show
2019 1st place people's choice award Barrie Art Club September monthly member's show
2008 1st place Watercolour, Cavalcade of Colour, Sudbury, On
2007 Katherine Burgman Memorial Award NOAA Juried Exhibition travelling across Northern Ontario for one year
2007 1st place Watercolour, Cavalcade of Colour,Sudbury,Ontario
Coldwater and Area Studio Tour June 25th , June 26th , 2022
La Cloche Juried Art Show July 1st- 8th, Whitefish Falls ,On
Art N Soul Oro Medonte , On, September 11, 2022
Coldwater Mill Art Gallery, Coldwater, Ontario, Summer 2022
Creemore Festival of the Arts, Oct. 1-2, 2022, Creemore ,On